The wreckage of the ill-fated Army Aviation helicopter, which went missing a day earlier, has been found. ISPR has confirmed that all six passengers onboard have embraced martyrdom in the crash. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the wreckage was found in the Musa Goth area of Windar in Lasbela district. The unfortunate accident occurred due to bad weather as per initial investigations.
According to the military’s media wing, the military helicopter was on a flood relief operation in Lasbela.
Commander 12 Corps Lieutenant General Sarfaraz Ali, who was supervising Balochistan’s relief operations in the ill-fated copter, Brigadier Amjad Hanif, Brigadier Muhammad Khalid, Major Saeed Ahmed, Major M Talha Manan and Naik Mudassar Fayyaz embraced martyrdom.
General Sarfaraz was a veteran of military operations conducted during the war on terror and was awarded the Tamgha Basalat twice for gallantry on the battlefield.
He is survived by his wife, three sons and three daughters. A native of Lahore, the general officer was commissioned 6 Azad Kashmir Regiment in March 1989 and served for 33 years in Pakistan Army.
Major General Amjab Hanif, director general Pakistan Coast Guard, is survived by his wife and a daughter and two sons. He belonged to Rawalkoy in AJK and was commissioned in the 19 Azad Kashmir Regiment in April 1994 and served for 29 years in Pakistan Army.
Brigadier Muhammad Khalid, commanding the 12 Corps engineers, is survived by three daughters and three sons. Hailing from Faisalabad, he was commissioned in the 20 Engineer Battalion in 1994 and served for 29 years.
Major Saeed. the pilot of the ill-fated aircraft, was married with a son and a daughter. He hailed from Larkana. His co-pilot, Major Muhammad Talha Manan was married and is survived by two sons. Crew Chief Naik Mudassir Fayyaz was a native Narowal and is survived by his wife.
Source: Express Tribune