(VIDEO) Latest Air Force reconnaissance mission footage on X-Press Pearl Wreck

(VIDEO) Latest Air Force reconnaissance mission footage on X-Press Pearl Wreck

Written by Zulfick Farzan

07 Jun, 2021 | 12:16 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka Air Force deployed Bell 212 Helicopter on a reconnaissance mission in order to evaluate the situation surrounding the X-Press Pearl wreck on Sunday (06).

Sri Lanka Air Force Spokesperson Group Captain Dushan Wijesinghe said the Sri Lanka Air Force dropped a total of 1,830 kg of Dry Chemical Power in efforts to douse the fire on board the X-Press Pear.

In total, the Bell 212 completed 9.55 flying hours in dropping DCP and carrying out reconnaissance missions.

In addition, a Beech Craft 200 airplane was used in reconnaissance missions by the Sri Lanka Air Force.

 

 

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