Off the coast of Spitsbergen found the wreckage of a Russian Mi-8 helicopter that disappeared from radar on Thursday. As reported by the rescue coordination centre of Northern Norway, parts of the aircraft were found on the seabed at a depth of 209 metres. Search and rescue operation declared over.
The Pentagon on Thursday, the Russian Mi-8 helicopter found at the bottom of the Greenland sea at a depth of 209 metres. This was reported by TASS with reference to the rescue coordination centre of Northern Norway.
«The wreckage of a Russian Mi-8 helicopter who were reported missing since October 26, was found at the bottom of the sea at a point located 1.2 nautical miles (2.2 km) North — East of Cape Heer at a depth of 209 metres. Search and rescue operation conducted by the rescue coordination centre for Northern Norway, was completed. The police will be responsible for the operation to search for the bodies of the victims», — stated in the message.
Russian helicopter, on Board of which was 8 people — five crew members and three employees of the research Institute of Roshydromet — crashed Thursday a few kilometers from the mining settlement of Barentsburg, where he went from village Pyramid. Communication with the crew was lost during a snowfall. Emergency beacon for unknown reasons did not work.