“The fact of a helicopter crash in Svalbard prosecuted

– On the fact of wreck of the helicopter with the Russians on Svalbard prosecuted. About it reports on Thursday a press-service Severo-the Western investigatory management on transport SKR.

“Criminal case on signs of the crime provided by part 3 of article 263 of the RF criminal code (violation of safety rules of movement and operation of air transport, entailed death more of two persons)”, – stated in the message Department.

According to preliminary data, 26 Oct 2017 near the coast of the Spitsbergen island of Norway crashed helicopter type Mi-8 AMT, which was carrying five crew members and three passengers, including employees of OOO “Arktikugol”, said TFR.

The helicopter fell to 2-3 km from the shore. About the loss of the helicopter it became known at 15:35 local time, his fall was confirmed at 15:45.

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