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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70180
Last updated: 28 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MI24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-24P
Owner/operator:Sri Lanka Air Force (9sq)
Registration: CH635
C/n / msn: 353243162259
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4 km N of Buttala -   Sri Lanka
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
A Mil Mi-24P Attack Helicopter (CH635, c/n 3532431622597) engaged on a training mission, crashed 5 KM north of Buttala(310 km south-east of Colombo) at approximately 1330 HRS due to technical failure. Prior to the crash the pilot have reported a power generator failure to the tail rotor. Pilot, Co-Pilot and 2 door gunners have died from this incident.
Un-official sources said this helicopter was en route for escorting the president's helicopter which was scheduled to visit the southern Sri Lanka in the same afternoon.

Squadron Leader Esala Dodammaluwa, Flight Lieutenant Rehan Fernando, Corporal Jayantha Sirisena, Corporal Chandrawansha Bandara Rathnayake died from this incident.



Revision history:

27-Nov-2009 08:41 TB Added
28-Nov-2009 10:31 Anon. Updated
28-Nov-2009 12:32 RobertMB Updated
28-Nov-2009 12:33 RobertMB Updated

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