ASN Aircraft accident Shaanxi Yunshuji Y-8D CR872 Iyakachchi
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Date:Sunday 5 July 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shaanxi Yunshuji Y-8D
Operator:Sri Lanka Air Force
Registration: CR872
MSN: 060804
First flight:
Engines: 4 Zhuzhou WJ6
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Iyakachchi (   Sri Lanka)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Colombo (unknown airport), Sri Lanka
Destination airport:Jaffna-Palaly Air Base (JAF/VCCJ), Sri Lanka
The Y-8D transport plane crashed in rebel-held territory in northern Sri Lanka while en route from Colombo to Jaffna-Palaly Air Base with a cargo of weapons and ammunition.
Tamil rebels claimed to have shot down the aircraft.

» Air Forces Monthly September 1992


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