Russian helicopter disappeared near Svalbard

Continued: in the crash of a Russian helicopter off the coast of Norway killed eight people

With the Russian helicopter, which was carrying eight people, there was an emergency at sea in two or three kilometers away from Svalbard. About it reports Reuters with reference to the rescue service in Norway.

The Agency clarifies that there is no clarity on whether did the helicopter and if he had received some damage. As reported by RIA Novosti and TASS, the aircraft crashed into the water.

About the fall of the helicopter, reports AP.

Twitter Norwegian rescuers said the helicopter went missing at 15:35 local time. He flew from the Pyramid in the village of Barentsburg.

RTVi, citing data reports that the helicopter, possibly owned by “Arktikugol”, we are talking about Mi-8. Svalbard is a mine enterprise, Mi-8 serve the mine, and carry tourists.

“Interfax” citing a source reported that on Board were miners-shift workers. In the EMERCOM of Russia, the Agency added, confirmed the information about the helicopter crash.