COAS expresses condolences over Naltar helicopter accident
Army Chief offered his sympathies for the family of martyred pilots
RAWALPINDI (Dunya News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Shareef expressed his condolences on the helicopter accident in Naltar area of Gilgit on Friday.
The COAS said that he is saddened by the deaths of Major Altamsh, Major Faisal, Naib Subedar Zakir and other foreign ambassadors present in the crash.
Commneting on the helicopter crash, General Raheel Sharif said that it is a sad day for the whole nation.
The Army Chief offered his sympathies for the family of martyred pilots of Pakistan Army, saying that the Army stands with them in their time of grief.
Earlier today, Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed the cause of helicopter crash as technical via twitter account.
Update Naltar:Accident cause-As per initial info,2 heli landed safely while 3rd developed tech fault while landing-7— AsimBajwaISPR (@AsimBajwaISPR) May 8, 2015
According to latest update by DG ISPR, the casualty count is as follows:
Update Naltar:7 Fatalities.Foreigners-4(Ambs Norway,Philipine,wife of Amb Indonesia,Malaysia).Pakistani-3; two pilots,one crew member-6— AsimBajwaISPR (@AsimBajwaISPR) May 8, 2015