“Norwegian rescuers found the wreckage of a Russian Mi-8 helicopter

According to the source, discovered the personal belongings of the crew members

Photo: TASS, Donat Sorokin

– The wreckage of a Russian Mi-8 helicopter found on the sea bottom, according to the center for coordination of rescue operations in Norway.

As noted, the wreckage was found 2.2 miles from Is-fjord, located on the Western shore of the island of Spitsbergen, at a depth of 209 m.

The work of the rescue services of Norway completed a quest aboard will deal with the police.

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As reported “Interfax” a source in the international services the aviation search and rescue, “at a depth of 178 m allegedly discovered items typical of Russian helicopter cabin and personal belongings of crew members”.

According to the source, to talk about the discovery of fragments of the fuselage is premature.

“In place of heading from Murmansk Russian divers with deep-water robotic equipment to explore the bottom,” he said.

Helicopter Mi-8 of airline “Konvers Avia”, which was carrying five crew members and three employees of the research Institute of the Arctic and Antarctic, October 26, flew from abandoned settlement of Pyramid in Barentsburg. At 15:35 local time (16:35 GMT) in the rescue center received a report that a helicopter had gone, 10 minutes later, the fact of the accident was confirmed by the Governor of Svalbard. Upon the incident the North-Western investigatory management on transport SK the Russian Federation opened a criminal case.

On the night of October 29 arrived in Norway, the plane Il-76 EMERCOM of Russia with rescuers and the necessary equipment.

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