The Governor of Svalbard confirms that the found fragments belong to the Russian Mi-8

From the Deputy Governor of Spitsbergen Takes Sagfossen received information that was found at the bottom of the Greenland sea fragments really belong to the missing Russian Mi-8 helicopter with scientists on Board.

The Norwegian official has confirmed that at a depth of over 200 metres on Sunday morning were found the remains of the helicopter. Their search takes two Norwegian underwater camera, one of them succeeded. As for the data about the crew, their fate is still not known.

It is known that on Board were eight people, five crew members and three staff members of Roshydromet, all Russians. The helicopter was supposed to land at Cape Heer, two kilometers from the aircraft and crashed. According to preliminary information, the cause was adverse weather conditions and crew error as a result.



The Governor of Svalbard confirms that the found fragments belong to the Russian Mi-8 29.10.2017

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