The plane took off for its second demonstration flight and disappeared from radar after requesting permission to descend to 6,000 feet from 10,000 in mountainous terrain.
“We continue to call our people on board,” Mr. Dolya wrote via Twitter. “Sometimes the phones ring, sometimes the calls break off. But they do not pick up.”
Of conspiracy theories and Lost spinoffs. A Russian jet on a demo flight with journalists, potential buyers, etc. as passengers vanished after taking off from Indonesia.