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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 22 November 1995
Time:17:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 32B
Operator:Sri Lanka Air Force
Registration: CR862
C/n / msn: 3503
First flight:
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-20
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 56 / Occupants: 56
Total:Fatalities: 62 / Occupants: 62
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:13 km (8.1 mls) off Jaffna (   Sri Lanka)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Colombo (unknown airport), Sri Lanka
Destination airport:Jaffna-Palaly Air Base (JAF/VCCJ), Sri Lanka
Narrative:
Around 17:20 the An-32 approached Palaly AFB. The aircraft crashed into the sea, shortly after the pilot had asked the runway lights to be switched on.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Water

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Scramble 204(48)


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Antonov An-32

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