Tragic Pakistan Chopper Crash

Unread postPosted: 09 May 2015, 02:56
by popcorn
A terrible crash of a MI-17 carrying a diplomatic party in Pakistan.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32653359

Pakistan helicopter crash kills foreign envoys
An army helicopter has crashed in a mountainous part of northern Pakistan, killing seven people, including the Philippine and Norwegian ambassadors.

It crashed during an emergency landing in the Gilgit-Baltistan territory.

The wives of the Indonesian and Malaysian envoys, two pilots and a crew member also died. They were to attend the opening of a tourism project.

Two senior Pakistani ministers said the crash was down to a technical fault.

Re: Tragic Pakistan Chopper Crash

Unread postPosted: 10 May 2015, 10:09
by thepointblank
Reading reports that it was not a crash, but it was shot down by the Taliban with a missile. The Pakistani government is denying the claims.

Re: Tragic Pakistan Chopper Crash

Unread postPosted: 10 May 2015, 14:35
by popcorn
thepointblank wrote:Reading reports that it was not a crash, but it was shot down by the Taliban with a missile. The Pakistani government is denying the claims.

Testimonies of survivors give credence to government claims.
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/48 ... ash-terror