Pakistan military chopper carrying 2 major rank officers and 6 commandos crashes in Balochistan


On Monday, a military chopper crashed in Pakistan, killing all six men on board. According to initial accounts, the plane was carrying two major-rank officers and at least three commandos.

The aircraft crashed during a "flying mission" near Harnai in the Balochistan province, the military's public relations arm said in a statement, according to Reuters.

Mona Khan, a Pakistani journalist, broke the news of the deadly chopper crash. "Very awful and heartbreaking news. Another helicopter crash has occurred in Balochistan. There are six people on board, including two majors and three SSG commandos,” Mona Khan tweeted.

"A Pakistani army chopper crashed late last night while flying near Khost, Harnai Balochistan." "All six people on board, including two pilots, have accepted shahadat," the army stated in a statement Monday. Also Read about the 26/11 case: A court orders NBW against two Pakistan Army officials.

Another Pakistani military helicopter crashed earlier this month in the restive Balochistan province, killing six people, including a key army officer. Last month, the Pakistan Army Aviation helicopter was on flood relief missions in Lasbela, Balochistan, when it lost touch with ATC.