Helicopter crash in Tarbela kills army officer


A military helicopter crashed near Tarbela, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Monday killing a senior army officer.

The helicopter was on a routine night training flight when it crashed at Tarbela. The officer has been identified as Lt Col Tauqeer. Lt Col Tauqeer is survived by his widow, son and daughter. The family belongs to village Bhatti Gujar in Chakwal district.

In May last year, Ambassador of Philippines Domingo D Lucenario Jr, Ambassador of Norway Leif Larsen and the wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors were among seven people killed in a helicopter crash in Naltar Valley in the Gilgit-Baltistan region.

Two pilots and a crew member were among those killed when the Pakistan Army helicopter crash-landed on a school in Naltar Valley.

Another army helicopter crashed in August of the same year, near Mansehra district and killing all on board.