Crashed Russian helicopter raised from its Arctic seabed

It said the search continued for the helicopter’s flight data recorder, which had not been found, and the missing crew and passengers. The helicopter had been carrying five crew members and three members from Russia’s Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute. The helicopter went down near Barentsburg, the archipelago’s second-largest settlement, which is a Russian coal-mining town of about 500 people. It came from the Russian hamlet of Pyramiden, a largely abandoned mine that attracts some tourists to see its empty Soviet-era buildings. “We continue to comb the coast with people from the police and the Red Cross,” said Gunnar Johansen, a spokesman for the local governor. Since the crash, more than 150 people have searched more than 200 kilometers (124 miles) of coastal areas — some places twice, according to the governor’s website. Read More…
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