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Search for lost helicopter resumes in southern Siberia

October 12, 2014, 8:00 UTC+3 KRASNOYARSK
Mi-8 which went missing in Tuva on October 10 carried 12
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© TASS/Ivan Sapozhkov

KRASNOYARSK, October 12. /TASS/. The search for a lost helicopter Mil Mi-8 of Tyva-Avia Airline has resumed with dawn in southern Siberia’s republic of Tuva, the website of the Tuva regional emergencies department said on Sunday.

“Ten aircraft, including four aircraft from the Siberian regional emergencies centre are planned to involve on the third day of the search operation. Eight ground search teams are also engaged in the operation,” Tuva rescuers said.

The search-and-rescue grouping numbers 331 and 43 units of machinery, including 95 emergency workers and 14 units of machinery.

The helicopter Mi-8 which went missing in Tuva on October 10 carried 12.

The helicopter was en route from the town of Sorug in Todzhi district of the republic to the republican capital city of Kyzyl. Specialists on board the machine were making snow measurements in the area where snow-measuring equipment should be mounted for the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydropower plant where a man-made disaster broke out on August 17, 2009.

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