ISLAMABAD (AP) — The bodies of several foreign dignitaries killed in a Pakistani helicopter crash, including ambassadors from the Philippines and Norway and the wives of the ambassadors from Malaysia and Indonesia, arrived a military base Saturday near the capital, Islamabad.
State-run Pakistan Television showed Pakistani officials and the country’s army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif saluting the flag-draped coffins of the four foreigners, as well as the three Pakistani crew members killed in Friday’s crash. Twelve people injured in the crash also arrived at the base in a C-130 plane.
The helicopter, transporting dignitaries to a ceremony at a ski resort, crashed and caught fire as it was landing. Some of the survivors described their ordeal from their hospital beds, as a routine flight turned deadly in the final moments.
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