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Russian helicopter missing off Norway found: rescue center
October 29, 2017 / 9:46 AM / 23 days ago

Russian helicopter missing off Norway found: rescue center

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

Underwater picture of the wreckage of Russian helicopter missing since Thursday October 26, outside Barentsburg, Svalbard (Spitsbergen), October 29, 2017. G.O. Sars/NTB scanpix/via REUTERS

The wreckage was found offshore at a depth of 209 meters, 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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