Rescue operation for search of Russian Mi-6 helicopter with 21 people on board (8 of the crew and 13 passengers) that disappeared near Taimyr has already started. Despite the rough weather conditions, a Mi-8 helicopter took off for searches with ten rescuers from Norilsk, Dudinka and Krasnoyarsk on board.
Besides, searches continue on land; by 8:00 p.m. local time, frontier guards from Eclipse have searched about 15 km of the route followed by the helicopter. Nothing has been found yet.
PRAVDA.Ru follows the situation, more details to be published soon.
Translated by Maria Gousseva
Read the original in Russian: http://pravda.ru/main/2002/07/11/44038.html
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