On Board were three members of the research Institute of the Arctic and Antarctic and five crew members
The Mi-8 Helicopter. Archival photo.Photo: TASS Marina Lystseva
/world/584759″>a helicopter crash near the Norwegian settlement of Barentsburg on Svalbard reported earlier, the Norwegian rescue center. 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.