Accident description
Last updated: 23 November 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 20 January 1997
Time:ca 05:15
Type: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 AB (JAF) (   Sri Lanka) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Jaffna-Palaly AB (JAF/VCCJ), Sri Lanka
Destination airport:Jaffna-Palaly AB (JAF/VCCJ), Sri Lanka
Narrative:
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.

Sources:
» Reuters
» Scramble 216


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Distance from Jaffna-Palaly AB to Jaffna-Palaly AB as the crow flies is NAN km (NAN miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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