UI British Aerospace BAe-748-334 Srs. 2A 4R-HVB,
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Date:Friday 28 April 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
British Aerospace BAe-748-334 Srs. 2A
Owner/operator:Sri Lanka Air Force
Registration: 4R-HVB
MSN: 1757
Year of manufacture:1978
Fatalities:Fatalities: 45 / Occupants: 45
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:0,2 km from Jaffna-Palaly AFB (JAF) -   Sri Lanka
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Jaffna-Palaly Air Base (JAF/VCCJ)
Destination airport:Colombo (unknown airport)
The aircraft, operating on a flight for the Sri Lankan Air Force to Colombo, took off from Palaly AFB in heavy rain. On climbout the no. 2 engine caught fire and the crew had to return. On final approach (200 m short of the runway) the right wing failed and the aircraft crashed. Reports say the engine caught fire after being hit by a SAM missile fired by Tamil separatists.


Air Safety Week 15 May 1995 (p. 3)
Scramble 193(78)
Scramble 195(51)
Volkskrant 29.4.95(5)



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Frankfurt International Airport (FRA); May 1989

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