A Russian helicopter with 8 passengers crashed in Svalbard

A Russian helicopter crashed into the sea in 2-3 kilometers from the Norwegian Barentsburg (island of Spitsbergen), according to the news Agency, citing rescue service Northern Norway. On Board the aircraft were eight people.

In the area of the crash started rescue operation. It involved a nearby trawler.

As noted by the Norwegian media, this is apparently a Mi-8 helicopter used for regular traffic. Information about nationalities of people aboard, yet.

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