Islamabad -Four Pakistani soldiers including two pilots were killed when a military helicopter crashed in the Northern areas of the country, the Pakistani military said on Saturday.

Pakistani army stated, the helicopter crashed due to technical issues during a casualty evacuation operation in the Minimarg area of Gilgit Baltistan, both pilots Major M. Hussain and Co-Pilot Major Ayaz Hussain were killed.

Naik Inziman Alam and Muhammad Farooq were the soldiers also killed during the crash incident, the Pakistani army confirmed to media.

The chopper was carrying a dead soldier’s body, Abdul Qadeer to the Combined Military hospital in Skardu when the crash happened.

“A Pakistan Aviation helicopter crashed due to technical reasons during casualty evacuation in Minimarg, Gilgit Baltistan today”, Inter-Services Public Relations stated on Sunday.

Earlier in May, A Pakistan International Airlines plane crash-landed on homes in Karachi, that killed 97 people.


  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.