Narrative:The aircraft overran the runway while on take-off for Palaly and crashed into a marshy patch.
|Date:||21 FEB 1997|
|Operator:||Sri Lanka Air Force|
|C/n / msn:|| 3510|
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 2 Ivchenko AI-20|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 59|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 63 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Colombo-Ratmalana Airport (RML) (Sri Lanka)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Colombo-Ratmalana Airport (RML/VCCC), Sri Lanka|
|Destination airport:||Jaffna-Palaly AB (JAF/VCCJ), Sri Lanka|
An-32 aircraft were grounded for a few days until investigations were completed.
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Colombo-Ratmalana Airport to Jaffna-Palaly AB as the crow flies is 329 km (206 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.