Pakistan Army helicopter feared to crash, six people including two senior commanders were on board

A Pakistan Army helicopter is feared to have crashed while on its way to flood relief operations in the restive Balochistan province. The helicopter has lost contact with air traffic control. Six people were on board including two senior commanders.

The helicopter had taken off from a shallow area and was on its way to the Pakistan Air Force base in Masroor, Karachi. The plane went missing during this time and lost contact with air traffic control. A police source said that the helicopter seems to have crashed near a place called Sassi Pannu in the hilly area of ​​Lasbela.

Search operation had to be stopped due to bad weather

Police officer Parvez Umrani said that no trace of the helicopter has been found since the start of the rescue operation. He said the search operation has been stopped for the time being due to bad weather. He said the search would resume on Tuesday morning when the weather cleared.

Corps Commander Lt Gen Sarfaraz Ali was also aboard

Corps Commander Lt Gen Sarfaraz Ali, two majors and Director General of Pakistan Coast Guard Brigadier Amjad Hanif Satti were also on board the aircraft, an intelligence official said. It is known that many parts of southern Pakistan are facing floods due to abnormal monsoon rains. The Disaster Management Agency says that many people have died and many houses have been washed away in flood-related incidents.

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