Written by Staff Writer
03 Jan, 2020 | 2:20 pm
Colombo (News 1st): Sri Lanka Air force Media Spokesperson Group Captain Gihan Seneviratne, confirmed to News 1st that an aircraft belonging to them had crashed in Haputale, claiming 4 lives including the pilots.
The Air Force has appointed a special investigation board to carry out investigations into the crash of the Y 12 surveillance aircraft. The aircraft crashed in the Thambapillai area in Icepeella, Haputale.
Sri Lanka Air force Media spokesman said the aircraft, was a Y-12 fixed-wing aircraft engaged in a reconnaissance mission. He added that both the Air Force pilots and the two observers were killed in the crash.
Due to the accident, a woman residing in a nearby house was also injured. She was admitted to the Haputale base hospital. The reasons for the crash are yet to be ascertained.
11: 15 am – The Air Force has appointed a special investigation board to carry out investigations into the crash of Y-12 surveillance aircraft.
10:45 am – Two SLAF pilots and Observers died in the plane crash in Haputale. They were engaged in a reconnaissance mission : SLAF Spokesperson
10:25 am – Officers attached to the Bandarawela police confirm that 4 persons have died due to the plane crash.
10:20 am – Our reporter in the area confirms that 2 persons have died in due to the plane crash
10:15 am – Sri Lanka Airforce has confirmed that the aircraft that crashed in Haputale was one of its fixed-wing Y-12 aircraft.
10:00 am – Several injuries reported from the Haputale Air Craft crash
Colombo (News1st) – An Air craft crash has been reported from the Thambapillai area in Haputale.
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