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Last updated: 29 September 2020
Datum:donderdag 15 augustus 2002
Tijd:ca 12:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shaanxi Yunshuji Y-8B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Sri Lanka Air Force
Registratie: CR873
Constructienummer: 070802
Motoren: 4 Zhuzhou WJ6
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Kadjuduwa Watta (   Sri Lanka)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Colombo-Ratmalana Airport (RML/VCCC), Sri Lanka
Vliegveld van aankomst:Colombo-Ratmalana Airport (RML/VCCC), Sri Lanka
The Chinese built Y-8 transport plane taken off from the Ratmalana Airport at 12:25 pm on a test flight because one the engines had been changed. Ten minutes later the crew radioed that the flight had developed engine trouble. They tried to return, but the plane crashed into a paddy field and caught fire.
Reportedly one engine (not the one that had been replaced) caught fire and broke away from the plane.

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