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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65218
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Turbo Otter
Owner/operator:SriLankan Airlines
Registration: 4R-ARB
MSN: 393
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Colombo-Ratmalana Airport (RML/VCCC) -   Sri Lanka
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Konduwatuwana
Destination airport:Colombo-Ratmalana Airport (RML/VCCC)
SriLankan Airlines flight UL 5302, a DHC-3 float plane, landed on Runway 22 at Colombo Airport, Ratmalana.
The aircraft operated as a charter passenger flight, departing Konduwatuwana tank in Ampara for Colombo Airport, Ratmalana. It was a single crew operation and the pilot landed after being satisfied with the technical performance of the aircraft, but with no landing gears down. The pilot later realized the situation and has taken necessary action to minimise the damage occurred.
The pilot was in the situation of chronic fatigue due to aircraft operator's decision to cease the operation thereby him loosing employment.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

27-May-2009 11:12 harro Added
20-Jul-2011 13:31 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Narrative]
21-Dec-2020 16:53 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Accident report]

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