PLA-17 helicopters flew four meters to participate in disaster relief in Pakistan
9 20, flew to Pakistan responsible for the implementation of disaster relief crew of four helicopters are lined up waiting for headquarters directorate review. China’s military photo picture Center Yuanzi Liang
Hotan, Xinjiang Xinhua, September 21 (Xinhua Li Yun, Yuan Ziliang) 4 m -17 plateau-type transport helicopters scheduled from 21 am with the airport in Xinjiang and Tianmou Jun, traveled to Pakistan to implement international humanitarian relief missions. This is the first time since the formation of the PLA Army Aviation perform overseas relief mission.
According to Vice Minister Yuan Jichang General Staff Major General Aviation introduced since August, heavy rains in Pakistan, the whole territory of the affected, causing houses to collapse, farmland flooded. Invitation of the Government of Pakistan, the Central Military Commission decided to set up a “People’s Liberation Army helicopter rescue team”, from the Xinjiang Military Region army aviation brigade sent 64 people and four transport helicopters to Pakistan to perform the task of people and goods transport.
to accomplish the mission, the Department of General Staff Army Aviation selected the advance team arrived in Pakistan early on-site inspection, the Lanzhou Military Region, the relevant departments responsible for the helicopter rescue unit command tasks, part of the helicopter rescue team support personnel, equipment and materials have been 20, arrived in Pakistan early on.
Yuanji Chang said that this is the first time the PLA Army Aviation implementation of international humanitarian relief missions abroad, no matter what difficulties faced, Army Aviation must go all out, determined to complete the task.
Photos: Xinjiang Military Area Command sent four meters -17 perform disaster relief missions to go to Pakistan