A Pakistan Army helicopter has crashed soon after take off in Hunza commercial town of Aliabad. The helicopter was on a Federal Works Organization (FWO) duty. Luckily, no causalities occurred and all passengers along with on board crew escaped with no injuries.
According to reports, volunteers of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance Pakistan – a subsidiary of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) – is helping extinguish the fire and carrying out a basic rescue operation.
The Pakistan Army owned Hughes OH-7 Cayuse was parked in the playground of Boys Degree College in Aliabad. Earlier, FWO Director General had arrived in Hunza for hosting a dinner party of Chinese officials. The Chinese officials had also inaugurated the controversial Aliabad Tunnel. It is still unknown if FWO officials or Chinese guests were travelling in the helicopter.