Narrative:The pilot and first officer were carrying out pre-departure checks when loud explosion in the mid-section of the fuselage caused a fire.
|Date:||Thursday 7 September 1978|
|Type:||Hawker Siddeley HS-748-212 Srs. 2|
|C/n / msn:|| 1571|
|First flight:|| 1964|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Colombo-Ratmalana Airport (RML) (Sri Lanka)
|Phase:|| Standing (STD)|
|Departure airport:||Colombo-Ratmalana Airport (RML/VCCC), Sri Lanka|
Possible terrorist action.
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