Surveyed a total of 200 km of coastline, however, was found the body of only one of the eight people aboard the helicopter
Search and rescue operation in Norvegiae TASS Natalia Dmitruk
– Rescuers on Friday examined 49 km of coastline of Spitsbergen, but was unable to find traces of the crash of the Russian Mi-8 helicopter.
All groups returned to Longyearbyen after search operations on the shoreline in the area of disaster. Just at the moment surveyed more than 200 km of coastline. Not found neither people nor objects which could relate to the Mi-8 helicopter.
A search operation is underway for the fifth day. Rescuers of the emergencies Ministry are working together with representatives of the Norwegian police and volunteers of the red cross. Area search of work was defined taking into account scientific analysis, conducted with the participation of Norwegian specialists, and daily expanding.
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, went missing on October 26, when flying from the abandoned village Pyramid in Barentsburg. On the night of October 29 to search for the helicopter was joined by more than 40 rescuers EMERCOM of Russia, he was discovered on Sunday by the Norwegian vessel, two kilometers North-East of Cape Heer. Oct 30, 130 metres from the crash site of the helicopter was found the body of one victim.