Norway: Russian emergency workers examine over 60,000 square metres in search for Mi-8 helicopter

The search for the missing Russian Mi-8 helicopter near the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen continued on Monday. According to Russia’s Ministry for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM), rescuers have so far examined over 63,000 square metres of sea so far where the Russian Mi-8 helicopter crashed. EMERCOM is using a deep-sea remote control... Еще Seaeye Falcon apparatus in order to explore the crash site at the bottom of the sea. The reported operating time of the Falcon device was of seven hours and 45 minutes. Rescuers of the Ministry of Emergency Situations worked not only at sea, but also searched on land. The search activities along the shoreline of the Isfjorden Strait are carried out by four mobile rescue teams of the Russian EMERCOM. More than 40 rescuers from the Ministry of Emergency Measures of Russia are involved in the search for the helicopter, including 17 divers. The Mi-8 helicopter was carrying five crewmembers and three scientists when it crashed at sea on October 26, killing all eight people on board.

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