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Last updated: 18 October 2021
Estado:Preliminar
Fecha:jueves 30 marzo 2000
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic AN26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-26
Operado por:Sri Lanka Air Force
Alquilado a :Avialinii AAR
Registración: UR-79170
Numéro de série: 13410
Año de Construcción: 1983
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 36 / Ocupantes: 36
Total:Fatalidades: 40 / Ocupantes: 40
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:14,5 km (9.1 milles) S of Anuradhapura Airport (ADP) (   Sri Lanka)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Jaffna-Palaly Air Base (JAF/VCCJ), Sri Lanka
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Anuradhapura Airport (ACJ/VCCA), Sri Lanka
Descripción:
The plane was chartered by the air force from a Ukrainian company (Avialinii AAR) to transport troops including soldiers wounded in recent fighting with Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels. Unconfirmed reports said the crew had reported engine trouble 10 minutes before it crashed.
In March 2012 it was reported that the Terrorism Investigation Department (TID) of the Sri Lanka police has reopened the case of this accident.
Two cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) arrested in 2012 have confessed to firing missiles from the Wilpattu forest area, bringing down the plane.

Fuentes:
» Reuters
» Scramble 252
» Xinhua News Agency
» ColomboPage


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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 Jaffna-Palaly Air Base to Anuradhapura Airport as the crow flies is 169 km (106 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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Antonov An-26

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  • 105th loss
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