Six crew members of missing Helicopter arrive safely in Islamabad: FO Spokesman


ISLMABAD Aug.13 (APP): The six member crew of Punjab government helicopter that went missing in Afghanistan on August 4, has been  recovered and arrived safely in Islamabad, said Foreign Office  Spokesman here Saturday.

“All crew members are safe and in good health,” said the
statement of the Foreign Office spokesman.

“The crew was released in an inter-tribe exchange on the

Pakistan-Afghan border in FATA. They were further transported  from FATA to Islamabad by a helicopter,” it said.

The crew members comprised:Capt Safdar Hussain (Chief pilot) Capt Safdar Ashraf, Capt Muhammad Shafiq-ur-Rehman (First Officer) Nasir Mahmood (Flt Engineer),Mr Muhammad Kausar (Crew Chief) Sergei Sevastianov (Russian navigator).