Posted 17 февраля, 07:39
Published 17 февраля, 07:39
Modified 17 февраля, 08:33
Updated 17 февраля, 08:33
"Information has been received about the failure to communicate with the Robinson helicopter in the northeast of Sakhalin", - a source in the emergency services told RIA Novosti.
He added that, according to available information, there were three people on board. A helicopter search is underway. For these purposes, a ground rescue group was involved.
According to a TASS source, the helicopter disappeared from radar northeast of Krasnaya Mountain. It is also noted that an emergency beacon has worked for him. A ground rescue team on snowmobiles moved into the area. In addition, AN-26 and Robinson helicopters took off with rescuers on board. The Mi-8 helicopter is preparing for departure.
The press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations confirmed the information about the emergency landing of the aircraft.
"The message about the emergency landing of the Robinson R-44 helicopter northeast of Krasnaya Mountain was received by the Ministry of Emergency Situations from the search and rescue coordination center in the Sakhalin region. A ground rescue team on snowmobiles was immediately sent to search, the Mi-8 helicopter of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia was put on alert", - the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia reported (quoted by TASS).
It is noted that 18 people and 8 pieces of equipment were sent to search for the missing board.
According to the Telegram channel Shot, the crash site of the helicopter has been discovered. One of the people has already been evacuated. This was confirmed by TASS sources in the emergency services, adding that all those who flew survived. According to Shot, two more are being assisted on the spot and are being prepared for evacuation. According to the source, the cause of the crash could be poor visibility. The publication also claims that not three, but five people could be on board.
"The fate of two more is currently unknown — after the crash, it was reported from the scene that everyone survived, but the search party that arrived found only three people. It is unclear where the other two are, they are combing the area", - writes Shot.