5 hours ago
Thursday, March 1, 2007
Air Force training craft crashes in Anuradhapura
A Sri Lanka air force training aircraft crashed into the runway of Anuradhapura AB today at around 12 noon. The tragic incident resulted in the death of one trainee pilot and a flight instructor. The aircraft which crashed, which is of type PT6, is damaged beyond repair. PT6 aircraft are used by the SLAF exculsively for training purposes. The cause of the crash is suspected to be a technical failure. Investigations are going on.