Wreckage of missing helicopter found; DG ISPR confirms martyrdom of all six on board

Picture source - ISPR

The wreckage of the helicopter that went missing yesterday has been found in Musa Goth, Windar, Lasbela, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has confirmed.

According to a tweet from its official twitter handle, DG ISPR has stated that all six officers including Lt. Gen. Sarfaraz Ali embraced martyrdom. It also stated that according to initial investigations, the accident had occurred due to bad weather.

The debris of Pakistan Army’s aviation helicopter has been found, police has also conformed.

According to the Deputy Inspector General Pervaiz Khan Umrani, the debris of the missing helicopter was located at Musa Goth, near the Sassi Punnu shrine in Balochistan.

The helicopter had gone missing a day earlier at around 5:30pm when it was travelling from Quetta to Karachi.

On the other hand, a video showing the wreckage of the destroyed helicopter has also been circulating social media. Soldiers could be seen busy in gathering what appeared to be the wreckage and evidence from the scene.

The helicopter of Army Aviation was on its way from Quetta to Karachi and went missing a day ago. Important army personalities including Commander 12 Corps were on board. The helicopter was on a flood relief operation in Lasbela

According to ISPR, the helicopter lost contact with air traffic control (ATC) in Lasbela, Balochistan. Six individuals were on board.

According to the Deputy Inspector-General Khuzdar Pervez Imrani local police teams were trying to find the helicopter. He further said that despite the difficulties caused by the terrain, police teams had been trying to search on motorcycles as well. A joint rescue operation of police and Frontier Corps had been underway since the crash.