Russian helicopter wreckage found off Norway

The Russian-made Mil Mi-8 helicopter that crashed off Svalbard, Norway is pictured in the settlement of Barentsburg on Svalbard, Norway, April 28, 2015. (Reuters file photo)

OSLO: 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.

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

Eight Russian men – five crew and three passengers – are presumed dead and the search for their bodies will continue.

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