Russian helicopter crashes in Norway's Arctic waters

ANI | Updated: Oct 27, 2017 02:11 IST

Stockholm [Sweden], Oct 27 (ANI): A Russian helicopter, carrying eight people, crashed off the coast of Arctic archipelago, Svalbard, 800 kilometers north of Norway's mainland.

The helicopter, recognised as Mil Mi-8, crashed at around 3:30 p.m. (1230GMT).

A rescue helicopter and a frigate were rushed to the site.

As per Anadolu Agency, Tore Hongset, the leader of the Norwegian rescue coordination operation, reported the incident to a Norwegian newspaper.

The cause of the crash is not known yet.

The nationalities of the eight people on board are also unknown so far. (ANI)