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Contact with missing Mi-8 helicopter re-established

September 21, 2013, 12:05 UTC+3

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Photo ITAR-TASS/Vitaly Ivanov

Photo ITAR-TASS/Vitaly Ivanov

MOSCOW, September 21 (Itar-Tass) - Contact with the Mi-8 helicopter that was on a flight from the Tomsk Region to Yugra is re-established, a source at the Russian Emergencies Ministry told Itar-Tass.

The helicopter crew is in contact again. There were no emergencies, the source said. Why the contact was lost is not known so far.

The Khanty-Mansi regional emergencies department’s crisis management centre received information at 09:36 on Saturday that contact was lost with the helicopter.

After the alarming report, a Mi-8 helicopter in Nizhnevartovsk and an An-26 plane in the Tomsk Region were sent to examine the territory in search of the missing helicopter.

The Mi-8 is on a flight from Vasyugana, the Tomsk Region, to Taurovo, the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area. Ten people are aboard.


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