Wreckage Of Missing Army Aviation Helicopter Found

Major Zahid was part of the famous PTV drama Parwaz-e-Junoon that was aired last year.

WAZIRABAD: The debris of an Army Aviation helicopter, which went missing near Wazirabad earlier on Wednesday, has been found, Express News reported. The helicopter was flying over Chenab River. A pilot and a trainee officer were reported to have been on board when the helicopter went missing.

The debris of the helicopter was found from the Chenab River. The doors of the helicopter were found open and the seat-belts broken. The search for Pilot Major Zahid Bari and trainee officer Captain Irfan Ahmed is still underway.


Pakistan Army Aviation Helicopter Crashes in the Chenab

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A Pakistan Army helicopter with two personnel on board crashed into the Chenab river in Punjab province today while on a routine flight, officials said.

A pilot and a trainee pilot were aboard the helicopter when it came down at a spot located 100 km from Lahore.

The helicopter was on a routine flight from a base in Gujranwala when it lost contact with the control tower, official said.

According to Mumtaz Rathore, a correspondent of a TV news channel, witnesses said they had seen the small helicopter crashing into the Chenab river.

The fate of the pilots could not immediately be ascertained.

Gen Kayani Witnesses Training Exercises At Muzzaffargarh Ranges

Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited Muzaffargarh Ranges today, to witness ongoing training exercises.

Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani witnessing training exercise at Muzaffargarh Ranges.

The activities of the day comprised maneuvers of an armoured brigade group in conventional corps operations. PAF and Army Aviation elements provided close support to the maneuvering land forces. The modern battlefield was simulated by employment of UAVs for real time battle reconnaissance, along with state of the art data communication means. COAS appreciated the standard of training as well as various modifications indigenously carried out in field equipment, to make it more suitable to Pakistan Army’s needs.
Earlier, COAS was received at Multan by Corps Commander Multan Corps, Lieutenant General Shafqaat Ahmed.