ISLAMABAD: An army helicopter crashed during a test flight in northern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing five people on board, the military said.
The MI-17 helicopter came down on the runway of an airport in the northwestern city of Skardu.
“According to initial report, five persons including a pilot embraced shahadat (martyrdom),” in the crash, the military said in a statement.
It added three others, including a pilot, were injured.
Further details including the nature of the fault that led to the crash were not immediately available.--Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that both pilots had been killed. The error is regretted, and has been corrected.