Pakistan army helicopter crashes in GB Killing 4 soldiers

Four military personnel including two pilots of the Pakistani army were killed in a helicopter crash in the Minimarg area of Pakistan-occupied Gilgit Baltistan, the northern area of the country.

According to the Pakistani army statement, the helicopter crashed due to technical reasons during a casualty evacuation operation in the Minimarg area of Gilgit Baltistan.

Both pilots — Major M. Hussain and Co-Pilot Major Ayaz Hussain, Naik Inzimam Alam, and soldier Muhammad Farooq — were killed in the crash, the statement added.

The military chopper was evacuating the corpse of a soldier Sepoy Abdul Qadeer to Combined Military Hospital located in Skardu when it crashed.

In April, this year, two pilots were killed when the army aircraft crashed in the northeastern Punjab province. Earlier, on Feb. 12, a training aircraft came down near Takht Bhai, some 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Peshawar, the capital of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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