Helicopter carrying 10 people missing in Russia’s Far East
It had previously been reported that there were 13 people onboard.
“At 11.00 am Moscow time we lost radio contact with the Mi-8 helicopter. According to the latest information, 10 people were onboard the helicopter, which is owned by Gazpromavia airlines – three crew members and seven passengers,” said a spokesperson for the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
Contact with the helicopter was lost at 2 pm local time (8 am GMT) on January 9.
An AN-2 aircraft has been dispatched to search for the missing helicopter, but no results have been reported yet.