Pakistan Army Helicopter Crashes In Balochistan, Six Soldiers Including Two Majors Killed

The six personnel, including two officers, aboard a Pakistani military helicopter that crashed late on Sunday in the southwest of the nation were all killed, according to the military on Monday, news agency Reuters reported.

The military’s public relations department issued a statement claiming that the helicopter had crashed while on a “flying mission” close to Harnai in the Balochistan region. The cause of the crash was not stated.

“All six personnel on board, including two pilots, have embraced shahadat,” the military’s media affairs wing was quoted by Dawn in its report. 

39-year-old Major Khurram Shahzad (pilot), 30-year-old Major Muhammad Muneeb Afzal (pilot), 44-year-old Subedar Abdul Wahid, 27-year-old Sepoy Muhamad Imran, 30-year-old Naik Jalil, and 35-year-old Sepoy Shoaib were among the Pakistani personnel who died in the helicopter crash, the Dawn reported. 

Fawad Chaudhry of PTI responded to the news of the most recent incident by saying that helicopter flight was becoming risky and required “engineering evaluation.”

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) of Pakistan have not yet provided information on the crash’s cause, which occurred more than a month after a comparable occurrence in Balochistan, Dawn reported.

In the Lasbela area of Baluchistan, on August 1, a Pakistan Army helicopter carrying six persons, including Commander 12 Corps Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali, lost communication with the air traffic controller.

A day later, the helicopter’s wreckage was discovered close to Musa Goth, with all of the crew members embracing martyrdom. The ISPR claims that the accident was caused by adverse weather.