* Helicopter lost off Svalbard island since Thursday
* Eight Russians listed as missing
* Waves, snowy weather in search area
Hopes of finding survivors from a Russian helicopter which disappeared off the coast of the Arctic Svalbard archipelago faded on Friday as Norwegian rescuers searched in vain for a second day in ice-cold waters.
Eight Russian men – five crew and three passengers – were listed as missing by Norway’s rescue coordination centre, while the location of the Russian-made Mil Mi-8 aircraft remained unknown more than 24 hours after it disappeared.
The helicopter was on its way from the abandoned Pyramiden settlement to …read more
Source: Gulf times