Found the body of a crew member fallen in Norway Russian helicopter Mi-8

Found the body of a crew member fallen in Norway Russian helicopter Mi-8

The body of one of the crew members of the Russian Mi-8 helicopter that crashed in the sea on October 26, was found 130 metres from the scene of the flooding. This is stated in the message on the website of the Governor of Svalbard Kerstin Askhat.

The body was discovered at the bottom of the sea. According to the Governor of Svalbard, the body will be brought to the surface in the near future. Askhat personally involved in the search for the missing Russians. In addition to the Norwegian rescue operation involved the emergency workers who examined the scene of the helicopter crash with the help of submersibles “Falcon”.

Russian Mi-8 helicopter crashed into the sea on October 26 at 2 km from the Norwegian settlement of Barentsburg on Svalbard. Onboard the helicopter there were eight people: three members of the research Institute of the Arctic and Antarctic and five crew members. The helicopter was flying from the Russian village of Barentsburg in the Pyramid and was in the leasing company “Arktikugol”.

As told RBC Manager of airline “Konvers Avia” helicopter released in 2013, it employed an experienced crew. Rescuers found the wreckage of the helicopter on 29 October at a depth of 209 m to 2.2 km East of Cape Heer. According to the Plenipotentiary of Russian President in the Northwest Federal district, Nikolai Tsukanov, the helicopter may crash due to difficult climatic conditions.