Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 21 December 2014
Status:Zwischenbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 30 März 2000
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow 26
Betrieben durch:Sri Lanka Air Force
Gemietet von :Avialinii AAR
Kennzeichen: UR-79170
Werknummer: 13410
Baujahr: 1983
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 36 / Insassen: 36
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 40 / Insassen: 40
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:14,5 km (9.1 Meilen) S of Anuradhapura Airport (ADP) (   Sri Lanka) show on map
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Jaffna-Palaly AB (JAF/VCCJ), Sri Lanka
Flug nach:Anuradhapura Airport (ADP/VCCA), Sri Lanka
Unfallbericht:
The plane was chartered by the air force from a Ukrainian company (Avialinii AAR) to transport troops including soldiers wounded in recent fighting with Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels. Unconfirmed reports said the crew had reported engine trouble 10 minutes before it crashed.
In March 2012 it was reported that the Terrorism Investigation Department (TID) of the Sri Lanka police has reopened the case of this accident.
Two cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) arrested in 2012 have confessed to firing missiles from the Wilpattu forest area, bringing down the plane.


Informationsquelle:
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» Scramble 252
» Xinhua News Agency
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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 Jaffna-Palaly AB to Anuradhapura Airport as the crow flies is 169 km (106 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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