Russia: Search for Mi-8 helicopter continues along Norway coast — EMERCOM *AUDIO*

Senior officer at the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) National Centre, Artem Volkov, reported that a search-and-rescue operation for the missing Russian Mil Mi-8 helicopter continued along the coast of the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, during a phone interview, Thursday. According to the EMERCOM official, the helicopter, which reportedly carried eight Russian citizens en... Еще route to Barentsburg from the Russian settlement of Pyramiden, disappeared from radar screens «in the waters of the Greenland Sea, some 10 kilometers from the settlement of Barentsburg.» Volkov noted that the search-and-rescue operation was being carried out «in cooperation with Norway's Joint Rescue Coordination Centre [JRCC],» adding that the rescue operation «is complicated by unfavourable weather conditions.» The Russian Mi-8 helicopter was carrying eight people, including three scientists from Russia's Arctic Research Institute.

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