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Russian helicopter missing off Norway found: rescue centre
October 29, 2017 / 9:43 AM / a month ago

Russian helicopter missing off Norway found: rescue centre

OSLO (Reuters) - The wreckage of a Russian Mi-8 helicopter missing off Svalbard, Norway, since October 26 has been located, Norway’s rescue coordination centre said on Sunday.

A view shows the Russian-made Mil Mi-8 helicopter, that went missing October 26, 2017 with eight people aboard off the coast of the Arctic Svalbard archipelago, in the settlement of Barentsburg on Svalbard, Norway April 28, 2015. REUTERS/Alexey Reznichenko/Files

The wreckage was found offshore at a depth of 209 metres, it said.

Eight Russian men - five crew and three passengers - are assumed dead and the search for them will continue.

Reporting by Ole Petter Skonnord; editing by Jason Neely

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