Military personnel killed in helicopter crash in Pakistan

Islamabad:  A combat jet and an army helicopter crashed in two separate incidents in Pakistan on Tuesday, killing one military personnel and injuring four others, officials said.

A Mirage combat jet on a training flight crashed near a firing range at Thal in Punjab province.

The pilot ejected safely and there were no reports of casualties on the ground. An air force spokesman said an inquiry had been ordered to ascertain the cause of the crash.

A Puma helicopter of the Pakistan Army crash-landed near Tarbela in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province this evening.

One member of the crew was killed and four others were injured.

The helicopter was on a training flight when it came down due to a technical fault, the military said.

Story First Published: May 04, 2011 00:18 IST

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