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Wreck of Mi-8 copter that went missing June 6 spotted in Khabarovsk Territory

June 08, 2013, 5:52 UTC+3
The helicopter wreck was discovered 37 kilometers northwest of the Polina Osipenko village
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Photo ITAR-TASS

VLADIVOSTOK, June 8 (Itar-Tass) - The wreck of the Mi-8 helicopter that went missing on June 6 has been spotted in the Khabarovsk Territory, the Far Eastern office of the Emergencies Ministry told Itar-Tass.

The plight of the crew and the passenger remains unknown.

The helicopter wreck was discovered 37 kilometers northwest of the Polina Osipenko village.

“Rescue workers from the Khabarovsk office of the Far Eastern division of the Emergencies Ministry are working at the site,” the ministry said.

Seven planes and helicopters had been involved in the search for the missing Mi-8. About 350 people were combing the area.

The Mi-8 helicopter with four crew and one passenger on board left the Tugur village, the Tugur-Chumik district for the village of Briakan. It was expected to reach the destination in the evening of June 6. The helicopter went missing on the way and radio contact with it was lost.

 

 

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