The AH-1F Cobra gunship helicopter of the Pakistan Army Aviation Corp has crashed near Chenab Gate,Cantt area of Gujranwala during flight fter experiencing some technical problem.

Major Furqan and Major Imran, the pilot and co-pilot of gunship helicopter were injured in the crash and taken to CMH Hospital. AH-1F Cobra Gunship helicopters are playing an active role in the anti-terrorism operations in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) near Afghan border.

Pakistan army is using Vietnam era AH-1F Cobra gunship helicopters which spend more time at ground then in air as they require lots of maintenance hours to keep them in airworthy.

Pakistan Army Aviation Corp is actively pursing AH-1Z SuperCobra attack helicopter and TAI/AgustaWestland T-129 (AW729) attack helicopter options to replace its aging fleet of AH-1F Cobras.

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