GUJRANWALA

Both the pilots sustained injuries when a military aviation helicopter crashed near a flour mill in Rawahi area here on Monday.

As per details, Pilot Maj Imran and Co-Pilot Maj Furqan were coming back to Gujranwala Cantt after participating in army exercise in Kharian Cantt. When they reached near Gujranwala Cantt one of the wings of Cobra Helicopter broke and fell down in residential area of Warriach Town due to which it developed a fault in the engine and the helicopter got out of control. The pilot tried best to control the helicopter and succeeded in only in taking away the helicopter far from the residential area. The pilots also attempted a safe landing but the helicopter crashed and fell down in a open place in front of a paper board mill near Gujranwala Cantt. On information, the army and police force reached the spot and took both the injured pilots to CMH Gujranwala. The investigation is underway into the incident.