At Least 3 Killed As Navy Helicopter Crashes in Gwadar

Navy officials say possible technical fault caused the crash

At Least 3 Killed As Navy Helicopter Crashes in Gwadar

A Navy helicopter crashed in Gwadar on Monday afternoon, killing at least three people on board, the military said.

A Pakistan Navy spokesperson said that the helicopter, a Westland WS-61 Sea King, was on a routine training mission carrying two officers and a soldier when it possibly encountered a technical fault that could have led to the crash. There were no immediate reports of whether there were any casualties on the ground where the helicopter fell.

The Navy said it had launched a probe into the crash.

Meanwhile, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar expressed his sorrow and grief over the loss of lives in the incident. 

Last year in August, a military helicopter on flood relief mission in Balochistan had crashed due to bad weather, killing six people on board.

Among those who perished were Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali, a regional corps commander, a major-general and a brigadier. They were supervising flood relief and rescue efforts in the province, particularly the hard-hit Lasbela district.