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BREAKING: Russian helicopter crashes into the sea near Barentsburg with eight people aboard

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A Russian helicopter flying from Pyramiden with eight Russians aboard crashed into the sea a few kilometers north of Barentsburg while en route to the Russian mining settlement, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre of Northern Norway reported Thursday afternoon. Officials, after six hours of searching, said it is possible they have located where part or all of the aircraft may be submerged and they are still continuing to search for survivors.