The Mi-8 helicopter crashed near Spitsbergen, is lifted from the bottom
MOSCOW, Nov 4 — RIA Novosti. The skeleton of the Mi-8 helicopter that crashed in Svalbard, raised to the surface, but the bodies were not discovered, planned raising of the tail of the helicopter, which located the flight recorders, told RIA Novosti the Russian Consul General in Barentsburg Vyacheslav Nikolaev.
“Raised the skeleton of the helicopter, the bodies were not found,” — said Nikolaev.
According to him, it is also planned to raise from the bottom of the Barents sea the tail of the helicopter, which located the flight data recorders. “Raised at the moment the tail or not, to tell difficult” — the diplomat said.
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.