Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 27 December 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 24 July 2001
Time:03:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic A343 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A340-312
Operator:SriLankan Airlines
Registration: 4R-ADD
C/n / msn: 036
First flight: 1994
Engines: 4 CFMI CFM56-5C3
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Colombo-Bandaranayake International Airport (CMB) (   Sri Lanka)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:-
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Tamil Tiger rebels launched a major pre-dawn suicide attack on Colombo-Bandaranayake International Airport. The raid left at least 19 people dead, including 14 Tamil rebels, two army commandos and three air force personnel. Two of SriLankan Airlines' Airbus A.330 planes (4R-ALE and 4R-ALF) were destroyed, one A.320 (4R-ABA) and one of their A.340 planes (4R-ADD). Two other planes were damaged (A.340 4R-ADC and A.320 4R-ABB). A number of military planes were also damaged and destroyed.

Classification:
Destroyed on ground

Sources:
» SriLankan Airlines
» Reuters


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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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