This is a model of a new and the first commercial aircraft produced by Sukhoi that went down on 9 May 2012 on Mount Salak. This RA-97004 Sukhoi Superjet 100 was in a second flight for a flight demonstration before the crash. There was someone I know on that plane, He was DN. Yusuf (Mas Didiek), he was an Angkasa Magazine photographer (Aviation Magazine). I first met him when I was a high school student back in 1994, I still remember Mas Didiek and Mas Suryolelono went to meet me for interview at my school (SMA Pangudi Luhur). Then we often met again in other Angkasa events or when I stopped by at his office, the last was in 2010. We are not close, but I knew he was a very warm and very kind person, he even advised me to go with my paper model hobby on my own with or without anyone supports, and that is what I do now. This model is a tribute to him, he died when working on covering this plane for the magazine, such a beautiful plane, such a sad tragedy.
This photo is taken from a paper model book, photographed by DN Yusuf (Mas Didiek). That was me holding my AH-64 Apache paper model in 1994
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