Sri Lanka air force plane crashes

By Ian Seeker | January 3, 2020

Sri Lanka air force plane crashes, by Travel Radar Correspondent Ian Seeker

A Sri Lankan air force plane crashed on a tea estate in the island’s mountains Friday, killing the four crew members on board and injuring a civilian on the ground, a military official said.

The Chinese-built Y-12 had taken off from the southern airbase of Wirawila and was heading to Ratmalana, south of Colombo, when it crashed.

Y-12 twin-engine turboprop utility aircraft at the China Aviation Museum, Beijing. Image: Ronidong/Wikimedia

Two pilots and two other crewmembers were on the Chinese-built Y-12 aircraft, which was on an observation mission, air force spokesman Capt. Gihan Seneviratne said.

Meanwhile, a woman from a nearby house who was injured in the plane crash has been admitted to the Haputale Hospital for treatment.

The Air Force and Haputale Police are seaprately conducting investigations.

Updates coming…

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1 comment

  • Nikita Andrejev

    First news I saw on some others web was to king that plane was Antonov. But no, it is his Chinese copy.

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