ASN Aircraft accident British Aerospace BAe-748-334 Srs. 2A 4R-HVB Jaffna-Palaly AFB (JAF)
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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
Operating for:Sri Lanka Air Force
Leased from:Helitours
Registration: 4R-HVB
MSN: 1757
First flight: 1978
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 42 / Occupants: 42
Total:Fatalities: 45 / Occupants: 45
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,2 km (0.1 mls) from Jaffna-Palaly AFB (JAF) (   Sri Lanka)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Jaffna-Palaly Air Base (JAF/VCCJ), Sri Lanka
Destination airport:Colombo (unknown airport), Sri Lanka
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.

Shot down from the ground
Loss of control

» Air Safety Week 15 May 1995 (p. 3)
» Scramble 193(78)
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photo of HS-748-334-Srs-2A-G-BPFU
accident date: 28-04-1995
type: Hawker Siddeley HS-748-334 Srs.2A
registration: G-BPFU
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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