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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87346
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:16-SEP-2000
Time:09:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-17 (Mi-8M)
Owner/operator:Sri Lanka Air Force
Registration: CH5..
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kumarapura -   Sri Lanka
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Colombo
Destination airport:Kalmunai
Narrative:
The Air Force helicopter was on a domestic flight when it cashed into mountainous terrain 75 km from Colombo. The helicopterís pilot had contacted air traffic controllers saying he had problems with visibility and was lowering his altitude. Sri Lanka, Muslim Congress leader M. H. M. Ashraff, 52, along with members of his entourage were killed.

Sources:

http://planecrashinfo.com/2000/2000-60.htm
Scramble 257


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jan-2011 04:33 krasatpi Added
22-Feb-2011 17:32 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Phase, Source]

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