SKARDU, Pakistan (Wed, Jul 11) – At least five people were killed in a military helicopter crash near Skardu Airport around 15:00 (PST) on Wednesday, Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR) said today.
|MI-17 Helicopter Crash Killed Five On Board Near Skardu Airport|
According to details, the helicopter was an MI-17 of the Pakistan Army Aviation and was on its test flight with five on board including pilot and co-pilot. The helicopter was returning from Gayari sector (Siachen) when it crashed due to a technical fault.
The helicopter was completely damaged in the crash.
The initial reports suggest, the pilot of the chopper was trying to land the helicopter at the nearest airbase, but it crashed after catching fire.
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