The plane had misplaced contact with the air-traffic management tower in Baluchistan province on Monday night whereas flying on a reduction mission in a flood-hit space within the south-west.
A navy assertion recognized the deceased officer as regional commander Lt Gen Sarfraz Ali. It added that, in line with an preliminary probe, the crash occurred throughout dangerous climate.
A Pakistani military basic and 5 different folks have been killed after a helicopter crashed within the nation’s flood-stricken south-west, officers stated.
The helicopter was a part of help efforts within the flood-affected Baluchistan, the place rains and flash floods since June have killed practically 150 folks. The navy supplied no additional particulars.
Pakistan’s President Arif Ali, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and different senior politicians provided their condolences to the victims’ households.
Pakistan is at the moment utilizing helicopters and boats to evacuate flood victims from varied components of the nation, together with Baluchistan and Rajanpur, a district in jap Punjab province.
Rains and flash floods have killed no less than 478 folks throughout the nation since June.
The deluges have additionally utterly destroyed or broken practically 37,000 houses within the flood-hit areas, in line with a report launched by the Nationwide Catastrophe and Administration Authority.
Rescue staff backed by the navy have evacuated 1000’s of marooned folks, together with girls and kids.
Extra rains are anticipated this week in Pakistan, the place the monsoon season runs from July via September.