“10 landing transport helicopters Mi-8MTV5-1 flew from operational airfields in Zhezkazgan and Karaganda to the estimated landing area 146 kilometers southeast of the city of Zhezkazgan.

The aviation group will deliver all the necessary equipment, personnel of the search and rescue group and a medical brigade to the landing site of the descent vehicle, ”RIA Novosti quoted the press service of the Central Military District (CVO) as saying.

The exact coordinates of the landing capsule will be calculated and transmitted to the rescuers by the crews of the An-12 and An-2 aircraft. 

Earlier it was reported that the film crew transferred from the ISS to the Soyuz spacecraft to return to Earth.

The spacecraft later left the ISS.