Pakistan army aviation copter with Corps Commander Quetta, others aboard goes missing
A Pakistani military helicopter on its way from Lasbela, Balochistan to Karachi, went missing after losing contact with air traffic control (ATC), the ISPR said in a statement on Monday.
On Twitter, the army media wing confirmed that the aviation helicopter was on a flood rescue operation in Lasbela, Balochistan when it lost contact with air traffic control (ATC).
“Six people were aboard, including the 12 Corps commander who oversaw flood relief operations in Balochistan,” the tweet said, adding that a search operation is ongoing.
According to the details, Corp Commander Quetta Lieutenant General Sarfaraz Ali, who was overseeing the flood relief efforts in the province, was already aboard.
Following the incident, sources in the district administration told the local media that a helicopter crashed in the area around the Sassi Punnu shrine situated close to the Windar area, However, the ISPR still has to confirm whether or not the helicopter was the same.