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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141718
Last updated: 9 November 2019
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Date:24-JUL-2001
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic MG23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
MiG-27M
Owner/operator:Sri Lanka Air Force - SLAF
Registration: CF732
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Colombo-Katunayake AFB -   Sri Lanka
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
LTTE Tamil Tiger rebels launched a major pre-dawn suicide attack on Colombo-Bandaranayake International Airport and the adjoining Katunayake AFB. 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.

Sources:

Scramble 214
http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_336.shtml


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jan-2012 13:37 harro Added
07-Jan-2012 13:38 Anon. Updated [Date]

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