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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141706
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:19-MAR-1997
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-24
Owner/operator:Sri Lanka Air Force - SLAF
Registration: CH-614
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bay of Bengal, near Mullaitivu, off Chalai -   Sri Lanka
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down by an LTTE SA-7.
Scramble nr. 216 lists the date as 26 March 1997.
The wreckage of the helicopter was retrieved from the sea by Sri Lanka Navy in May 2014.

Sources:

Scramble 216
http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_336.shtml

http://www.hirunews.lk/84128/helicopter-debris-found-in-chalai-identified-as-mi-24-which-went-missing-1997


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jan-2012 11:43 harro Added
28-May-2014 06:15 gerard57 Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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