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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87346
Last updated: 28 September 2020
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Time:09:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic MI8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mil Mi-17 (Mi-8M)
Owner/operator:Sri Lanka Air Force
Registration: CH5..
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kumarapura -   Sri Lanka
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Colombo
Destination airport:Kalmunai
The Air Force helicopter was on a domestic flight when it cashed into mountainous terrain 75 km from Colombo. The helicopterís pilot had contacted SLAF air traffic controllers saying he had problems with visibility and was lowering his altitude. Sri Lanka, Muslim Congress leader M. H. M. Ashraff, 52, along with members of his entourage were killed.

Scramble 257

Revision history:

07-Jan-2011 04:33 krasatpi Added
22-Feb-2011 17:32 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Phase, Source]
08-Jan-2020 18:27 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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