The Canadian Press

2015-07-28 | Missing Helicopter

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A Russian helicopter pilot who spent more than 30 hours on an ice floe after ditching his small helicopter into frigid Arctic waters says he's not sure he would have survived much longer had searchers not seen his remaining warning flare. Sergey Aov was on a solo, around-the-world journey when his Robinson R-22 helicopter went down in the Davis Strait on Saturday. Speaking from the Canadian Coast Guard vessel Pierre Radisson, Aov talked about quick thinking, a visit from three inquisitive polar bears and a fortunate break in the weather. (Ananov says his helicopter went down after one of two rubber belts leading from the engine to the rotor exploded. He was able to partially pull on his survival suit and scramble into a small life raft before the aircraft sank within about 30 seconds.)

Date: 2015-07-28
Placeline: HALIFAX.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 11 seconds

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