Russian helicopter wreck found in sea in Arctic with no survivors

The wreckage of a Russian helicopter missing since Thursday has been found on the seabed, rescuers say.

The Mi-8 helicopter crashed off the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard with eight Russian men – five crew and three passengers – on board, all of whom are presumed to be dead.

In a statement, the rescue services said: “The wreck of the Russian helicopter has been located… northeast of Heerodden, at a depth of 209 metres (686 feet). The search has now concluded, and has moved into a search phase for the presumed dead.”

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