ASN Aircraft accident Shaanxi Yunshuji Y-8D CR871 Jaffna-Palaly AFB
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Date:Saturday 18 November 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shaanxi Yunshuji Y-8D
Operating for:Sri Lanka Air Force
Leased from:Helitours
Registration: CR871
MSN: 060801
First flight:
Engines: 4 Zhuzhou WJ6
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) from Jaffna-Palaly AFB (   Sri Lanka)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Jaffna-Palaly Air Base (JAF/VCCJ), Sri Lanka
While on finals to Palaly AFB, the aircraft was shot down with a 20 mm Orikon cannon from two gunboats.
The 'Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam' claimed responsibility.

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