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Missing Russian helicopter found

An Mi-8 helicopter that went missing in Russia's Trans-Baikal area on Sunday has been found with all seven people aboard alive, the emergencies ministry said.

world Updated: Oct 09, 2011 20:10 IST

An Mi-8 helicopter that went missing in Russia's Trans-Baikal area on Sunday has been found with all seven people aboard alive, the emergencies ministry said.

"All the crew members and passengers are alive," a spokesperson said, adding that over 110 rescuers and 15 units of special equipment had been involved in the rescue operation.

The chopper, from the Siberian branch of emergencies ministry, was flying over forests in the south of the region.