A Russian helicopter was raised Saturday from the seabed where it had crashed last month off Norway’s Arctic Svalbard archipelago with eight people on board.
Norway’s Accident Investigation Board says none of the missing people were inside the helicopter that went down Oct. 26 near the Svalbard settlement of Barentsburg. So far, only one body has been recovered from the Mi-8 helicopter’s wreckage, which was located at a depth of nearly 685 feet.
The agency says the helicopter’s cockpit voice recorder was found when the aircraft was brought to the surface early Saturday by a ship equipped with a sturdy crane. It will be sent to Moscow together with the GPS units from the helicopter for analysis.