Svalbard: The Russian helicopter is raised
The rescue crew managed to raise the Russian helicopter that went down the sea just next to the helicopter base at Cape Heer on Thursday last week.
yesterday, at. 11:20
There were no victims in the helicopter. The vessel “Maersk Forza” came to the accident night to Thursday. Since then, it has been the job of raising the helicopter.
Earlier, a person found dead was 100 meters from the wreck. 7 are still missing
It was about at. 0200 night to Friday 4 November, rotor hulls and the seperate tail boom from the Mi-8AMT helicopter with registration number RA-22312 were raised on deck on the ship Maersk Forza.
Russian helicopter crashed on Svalbard.
Thus the helicopter was found on the seabed outside Kapp Heer
“The lifting operation was successful,” said William Bertheussen, Director of the Havarikommission.
Bertheussen also says that they have managed to collect some smaller parts from the helicopter.
“The storage operation is technically difficult, but we have the best equipment and crew to do the job,” says Bertheussen.
The helicopter’s Cocpit voice recorder (CVR) has been found. CVR and disassembled GPS units will be taken to Moscow for analysis. Flight data recorder (FDR) is not yet found, and the search for this continues.
There were no missing persons in the helicopter, and the search for the missing continues on the seabed and along the beaches.