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Last updated: 17 October 2017
Fecha:sábado 3 mayo 1986
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic L101 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 100
Operador:Air Lanka
Registración: 4R-ULD
Numéro de série: 1061
Año de Construcción: 1974-01-14 (12 years 4 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:28915
Motores: 3 Rolls-Royce RB211-22B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 14 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 14 / Ocupantes: 128
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Colombo-Katunayake International Airport (CMB) (   Sri Lanka)
Fase: En Espera (STD)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Colombo-Katunayake International Airport (CMB/VCBI), Sri Lanka
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Malé International Airport (MLE/VRMM), Maldivas
Número de Vuelo: 512
The 'City of Colombo' was damaged during the loading of the plane for the flight to Male. This caused some delay. During the boarding of the plane a bomb, hidden in the aircraft's 'Fly Away Kit', exploded.

The Sri Lankan government concluded that the bomb was planted by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to sabotage peace talks between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government.

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4R-ALH at Zürich, prior to being re-registered 4R-ULD
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Colombo-Katunayake International Airport to Malé International Airport as the crow flies is 772 km (482 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Lockheed L-1011

  • 250 built
  • 5th loss
  • 4th accidente fatal
  • 4th worst accident
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 Sri Lanka
  • 3rd worst accident (a la hora)
  • 10th worst accident (actualmente)
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