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Four Killed In Pakistani Military Helicopter Crash

December 27, 2020

Four Pakistani soldiers were killed when their military helicopter crashed on December 27 near the country's border with China.

The helicopter was evacuating the body of a soldier killed earlier in an avalanche when the crash occurred in the Gilgit-Baltistan region due to "technical reasons," according to a military spokesman.

The Pakistani military has seen several air crashes this year.

In February, a Mirage jet crashed during a training mission in Punjab Province.

In March, a Pakistani Air Force F-16 jet crashed near Islamabad during rehearsals for a military parade, killing the pilot.

In April, two pilots were killed when an army aircraft crashed in Punjab Province.

Based on reporting by dpa and AP

Source: -helicopter-crash/31021044.html

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