5 majors among 12 killed in army chopper crash in Pakistan

(From The Nation)

Five majors were among 12 people killed when an army helicopter crashed in bad weather while on a flood relief mission in Mansehra Thursday night. There were no survivors.

The army MI-17 helicopter carrying a medical evacuation team before it crashed crashed

The army MI-17 helicopter carrying a medical evacuation team before it crashed

It is the second military helicopter crash in the area in the last three months. Seven people including two foreign ambassadors were killed in May when another army MI-17 crashed at a nearby hillside holiday resort.

The latest victims were part of an army medical team flying from Chaklala airport, Rawalpindi with medicines and other relief supplies for those affected by monsoon floods in Gilgit.  Read More



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