Killed in the crash of an Mi-8 in Svalbard scientists was the random companions

The three men killed in the crash of helicopter Mi-8 of the Svalbard archipelago, originally was not supposed to fly this flight. About the Agency RIA Novosti said the Deputy Director of the company “Konvers Avia” Dmitry Zhelyazkov.

According to him, a research Institute of the Arctic and Antarctic was the boat, but they are unable to use it due to bad weather, and flying in the same direction the helicopter decided “to throw”. Jeliazkov said, scientists had to pick up scientific instruments.

Earlier on 4 November, the rescuers brought to the surface the skeleton of the helicopter and bodies of people is not detected. The voice recorder will be delivered for decoding to Moscow, parametric black box crashed in the ocean, Mi-8пока not detected.

Russian Mi-8 crashed on October 26 in the area of the Spitsbergen archipelago. On Board were eight people: three employees of the research Institute of the Arctic and Antarctic and five crew members. They are declared dead.