A Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Mi-24 helicopter gunship was seriously damaged when it performed a '4th landing' due to a technical fault. The pilot and gunners managed to escape unharmed.
The gunship was engaged in a search operation when the technical fault materialized. The pilot then took steps to crash land the helicopter however it suffered significant damaged in this process.
Meanwhile air defence system at KAB was activated last night when troops received information about suspected aircraft inbound from LTTE held regions. However, it was later revealed that no LTTE aircraft flew towards KAB.