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Pakistan: Sea King of the Navy crashes

Fallen into the sea due to unknown causes. One dead

A Westland WS-61 Sea King helicopter from the Pakistan Navy crashed into the Arabian Sea today causing the death of one of the seven crew members. The Navy spokesman confirmed the incident and explained how the aircraft crashed during a routine mission at sea.

On site the frigate PNS Zulfiquar was sent to provide the starting and arrival base for the helicopter, which recovered the six missing by transporting them on board the ship. Of these, only one would be transported to the hospital to ascertain his medical condition in greater detail, but it is not clear whether he is in danger of life or not.

Unknown what caused the incident to the helicopter built on the license of the Sikorsky S-61 in the United Kingdom, which is part of a fleet of aircraft commissioned in the British Navy in 1975 and later sold to Pakistan for anti-submarine and anti-ship fighting. The Sea King crashed today was one of the six currently in service for the Pakistani Navy.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency