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Naltar tragedy: Foreign delegations arrive in Pakistan

According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office, delegations from the above named countries also included DNA experts who would the Pakistani government in identification of the crash victims. The statement further stated that an air ambulance was expected soon to take the Dutch ambassador.

The fatal crash occurred on Friday 8th May 2015 in Gilgit Baltistan, Naltar. The chopper was en route to Naltar from Gilgit that a sudden vibration was observed following which the heli started whirling. The situation prompted pilots to attempt crash landing and the aeronauts tried landing it despite losing control.

The tail rotor of the ill-fated Mi-17 reportedly stopped functioning, which balances the torque of the main rotor. During the episode, the chopper suddenly lost altitude, then lifted a bit upward while shifting its direction several times, and finally collided with a building.




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