A remote-control vehicle has located a sunken Canadian Coast Guard helicopter that crashed during a routine ice patrol in the Arctic Ocean, killing three men.
The Transportation Safety Board says in a release the vehicle has found the Messerschmitt Bo-105 chopper that went down Sept. 9 in the M'Clure Strait.
The goal is to retrieve the helicopter as quickly as possible, but the board says ice and weather conditions pose a significant challenge to the operation and the safety of those involved. The commander of the icebreaker Amundsen was among those killed in the crash.
Post-mortem examinations have suggested the men likely survived the impact but later died of hypothermia after being in the frigid water for about one hour.
-- The Canadian Press