ASN Aircraft accident Harbin Yunshuji Y-12 II SCL-857 Haputale
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Date:Friday 3 January 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic Y12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Harbin Yunshuji Y-12 II
Operator:Sri Lanka Air Force
Registration: SCL-857
MSN: 0021
First flight: 1990
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Haputale (   Sri Lanka)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Wirawila Airport (WRZ/VCCW), Sri Lanka
Destination airport:Colombo-Ratmalana Airport (RML/VCCC), Sri Lanka
The Sri Lanka military plane crashed on a surveillance mission impacted mountainous terrain near Haputale, Sri Lanka.
All four occupants died in the crash. One person on the ground was injured as a result of the crash.



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Distance from Wirawila Airport to Colombo-Ratmalana Airport as the crow flies is 161 km (101 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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