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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 12 December 2014
Time:06:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 32B
Operator:Sri Lanka Air Force
Registration: SCM-864
C/n / msn: 3509
First flight: 1996
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-20
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hokandara (   Sri Lanka)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Colombo-Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB/VCBI), Sri Lanka
Destination airport:Colombo-Ratmalana Airport (RML/VCCC), Sri Lanka
Narrative:
An Antonov 32 operated by the Sri Lanka Air Force impacted wooded terrain in Hokandara while on approach to the Colombo-Ratmalana Airport. The aircraft was partially consumed by the post-impact fire and four of the five occupants onboard received fatal injuries. One occupant onboard the airplane was seriously injured. He died in hospital on December 18. Weather may have been a factor in the accident.
Photos from the scene of the crash suggest that the airplane contacted the roof of a building before crashing in a rubber estate, about 9,5 km to the northeast of the Ratmalana airport.

Sources:
» newsfirst.lk
» Daily Mirror


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Distance from Colombo-Bandaranaike International Airport to Colombo-Ratmalana Airport as the crow flies is 40 km (25 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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