Army chopper crashes near Gujranwala; pilots safe

28 Oct 2013

Email

Police said the pilots, who jumped using parachutes as the chopper caught fire, remained unhurt.—File Photo
Police said the pilots, who jumped using parachutes as the chopper caught fire, remained unhurt.—File Photo

GUJRANWALA: A gunship helicopter of the Pakistan Army crashed close to the Gujranwala city limits on Monday but no casualties were reported from the ground.

Police said the pilots only received minor injuries.

SP Civil Lines Shoaib Khurran told reporters that the chopper fell in the area of Cantt police station Gujranwala in the open area of a factory.

He said two Army majors received some injuries as they had jumped while using parachutes when the chopper caught fire.

Army soldiers and police reached the spot for the rescue operation. The pilots were later shifted to the Combined Military Hospital here.—APP