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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2016
Date:Monday 20 January 1997
Time:ca 05:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic Y12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Harbin Yunshuji Y-12-II
Operator:Sri Lanka Air Force
Registration: CR851
C/n / msn: 0013
First flight: 1986
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Jaffna-Palaly Air Base (JAF) (   Sri Lanka)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Jaffna-Palaly Air Base (JAF/VCCJ), Sri Lanka
Destination airport:Jaffna-Palaly Air Base (JAF/VCCJ), Sri Lanka
The aircraft crashed into the sea whilst on a maritime surveillance mission to check a suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) vessel on the north-eastern coast of Sri Lanka.

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