A Pakistani Army AS550 Fennec helicopter flies past during a rehearsal ahead of the country's Defense Day in Peshawar on September 5, 2014. AFP PHOTO/A Majeed
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A Pakistan military helicopter carrying diplomats to inspect a tourism project crashed Friday killing seven people, including the ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines and the wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors.Norwegian Ambassador Leif Larsen, Philippine Ambassador Domingo Lucenario and the wives of the ambassadors of Malaysia and Indonesia were killed, along with two pilots and a crew member, military spokesman Asim Bajwa said in Twitter posts.The Foreign Office said 17 people were on board the Mi-17 when it crashed into a school in Gilgit and caught fire. Media said there were 11 foreigners and six Pakistanis. Farmer Shakil Ahmed saw the helicopter crash into the school roof from his house about 100 metres away.
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