In search of the missing Arctic helicopter Mi-8 moved MOE specialists

The specialists of EMERCOM of Russia went to Norway with the purpose of helping in search of Russian Mi-8 helicopter that went missing near the island of Spitsbergen. This is with reference to the press service of the emergencies Ministry RIA Novosti reported.

“From the Ramenskoye airfield near Moscow to Norway departed the plane Il-76 EMERCOM of Russia, on Board of which more than 40 rescuers, two advanced units of the MOE, including 17 divers”, — stated in the message. the Agency interlocutor.

It also became known that in the area of search works will be delivered two deep small robotic device designed to perform search operations in coastal or inland waters.

Rescuers equipped with a compressor equipment, motor boats, unique classes, diving gear and equipment necessary for the survey of underwater objects.

Mi-8 disappeared near Svalbard October 26. The helicopter was headed in Barentsburg, where the mine company “Arktikugol”. On Board were employees of the research Institute of the Arctic and Antarctic Oleg Golovanov, Nikolai Fadeev and Maxim Kaulio. The crew consisted of commander Eugene Baranov, the second pilot Vladimir Frolov, flight engineer Alexei Paulauskas, the technique of Marat Matarawa and engineer Alexei Korolev.