Accidental firing of a 30mm cannon attached to a Kfir bomber caused injuries to 4 airmen and damaged a fighter jet , at the Katunayake Air Base (KAB) today. The bomber was being armed when the incident occured.
4 airmen who were on duty at KAB were injured due to the explosion. The fighter jet too was damaged in the incident but the damages were minimal and the fighter jet is repairable condition.
A Kfir bomber is armed with 2 Rafael-built DEFA 553 30-mm cannons for multirole purpose.