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Last updated: 19 April 2019
Datum:Samstag 3 Mai 1986
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L101 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 100
Fluggesellschaft:Air Lanka
Kennzeichen: 4R-ULD
Werknummer: 1061
Baujahr: 1974-01-14 (12 years 4 months)
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:16666
Triebwerk: 3 Rolls-Royce RB211-22B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 128
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Colombo-Katunayake International Airport (CMB) (   Sri Lanka)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Colombo-Katunayake International Airport (CMB/VCBI), Sri Lanka
Flug nach:Malé International Airport (MLE/VRMM), Malediven
Flugnummer: 512
The 'City of Colombo' was damaged during the loading of the plane for the flight to Male. This caused some delay. During the boarding of the plane a bomb, hidden in the aircraft's 'Fly Away Kit', exploded.

The Sri Lankan government concluded that the bomb was planted by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to sabotage peace talks between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan government.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Colombo-Katunayake International Airport to Malé International Airport as the crow flies is 772 km (482 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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