A Pakistan navy helicopter crashed during a routine training flight on Monday, killing all officials on board. The incident took place in Gwadar – a coastal town in southwestern Baluchistan province. Officials said that an investigation into the crash has since been launched.
According to a Navy statement, the Sea King helicopter with three people on board had apparently suffered a “possible technical fault”.
“As a result of the accident, two officers and one jawan of the Pakistan Navy lost their lives,” reports quoted a spokesperson as saying.
According to the AP, a video of the crash at the scene shows the helicopter spinning while ostensibly attempting to regain control, breaking apart, and falling to the earth.
It was gathered that crashes during training missions are fairly common in Pakistan.
Authorities rarely release details of military training crashes and investigation reports are also not made public.