PAF Helicopter Crash Lands in Chitral

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Thursday, 06 August 2015 18:44

A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) helicopter, carrying flood reliefs goods, was forced to make an emergency landing in Chitral after developing a technical fault, media reported.

Reports said that PAF’s F-17 helicopter crash-landed in the Mastuj area of Chitral after it is said to have been partially damaged while carrying out flood relief activities in the region.

The Pakistan Armed Forces are busy carrying out relief operations across the country, including Chitral, as floods continue to ravage various parts of Pakistan.

Earlier on Wednesday, ISPR stated that Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif visited flood affected areas of Chitral where he was had been given a detailed briefing by local military commanders on the rescue and relief efforts by Pakistan Army, FWO and FC.

General Raheel directed FWO to keep the communication infrastructure of Chitral open and also lauded the efforts of  FWO, army troops and army aviation in rescue operations.

On Tuesday, the army chief visited flood-hit areas of Layyah in Dera Ghazi Khan Division to review the on-going rescue and flood relief operations.

According to the ISPR, the army chief expressed his deepest regret over the loss of life and property and assured the flood victims that the military would stand by them till their complete rehabilitation.

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