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Pakistan chopper crash kills 7

Pakistan chopper crash kills 7

India Blooms News Service | | 08 May 2015, 04:49 pm
Islamabad, may 8 (IBNS): At least seven people, including Ambassador of Philippines Domingo D Lucenario Jr and Ambassador of Norway Leif Larsen, were killed in a helicopter crash in Pakistan's Naltar Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan on Friday, reports said.

Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed the incident as DG ISPR Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa tweeted: "

7 Fatalities.Foreigners-4(Ambs Norway,Philipine,wife of Amb Indonesia,Malaysia).Pakistani-3; two pilots,one crew member-6."

He said the crash occurred due to technical fault.

"Update Naltar:Accident cause-As per initial info,2 heli landed safely while 3rd developed tech fault while landing-7," he tweeted.

There were 11 foreigners and six Pakistani passengers on board.