The contact with an Mi-8 helicopter of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia was lost on Sunday near the village of Derevyannoe in Prionezhsky District, Republic of Karelia, Russia.
Details: Reportedly, the connection with the Mi-8 helicopter of the North-Western Aviation Rescue Centre of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia was lost during a training flight above the Onega Lake. Three crew members were on board.
Search and rescue operations were arranged.
"The An-26 aircraft of the Aero-Navigation Service of the North-West with rescuers on board is ready for takeoff," the Ministry added.
According to operative services, the emergency beacon of the helicopter is not activated.