Missing Russian helicopter found
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Last Updated: Sunday, October 09, 2011, 21:07
Moscow: A Mi-8 helicopter, which went missing on Sunday in Russia's trans-Baikal area near the border with Mongolia, has been located and all the seven people, including three crew members onboard, are safe.

The helicopter belonging to the Siberian branch of Russia's Emergencies Ministry was on forest watch mission, State Run Vesti FM TV said.

For some undisclosed reasons the helicopter had to make an emergency landing and it was not immediately clear whether any one onboard required medical assistance, the report said.

The contact with the helicopter was lost at 12.45 Moscow time (15. 15 hrs IST) and shortly after its four beacons started sending distress signal, earlier reports quoted Emergency Situations officials as saying.


First Published: Sunday, October 09, 2011, 21:07

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