Feb 11 2013, 2:58pm CST | by Luigi Lugmayr
The body of one crew member was recovered, the ministry said.
The helicopter crashed into the sea about 300 metres from the coastline.
According to eyewitness accounts, the crash was accompanied by an explosion.
The Mi-17, which can be used both for civilian and military purposes, can carry up to 24 passengers, or up to 12 beds in its medevac configuration.
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