Missing Russian chopper found on Arctic seabed, eight presumed dead

Missing Russian chopper found on Arctic seabed, eight presumed deadA Russian helicopter that went down off the coast of Norway’s Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic this week has been found and the eight Russians on board are presumed dead, Norwegian rescue crews said on Sunday. The Mil Mi-8 chopper, carrying five crew and three scientists, went missing on Thursday as it was flying to Barentsburg from Pyramiden, a former mining community in Svalbard that is now a tourist site. It went down two or three kilometres from Barentsburg, a Russian mining community in the archipelago.



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