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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Datum:Freitag 21 Februar 1997
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow An-32B
Fluggesellschaft:Sri Lanka Air Force
Kennzeichen: CR865
Werknummer: 3510
Triebwerk: 2 Ivchenko AI-20
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 59
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 63
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Colombo-Ratmalana Airport (RML) (   Sri Lanka)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:Colombo-Ratmalana Airport (RML/VCCC), Sri Lanka
Flug nach:Jaffna-Palaly Air Base (JAF/VCCJ), Sri Lanka
The aircraft overran the runway while on takeoff for Palaly and crashed into a marshy patch.
An-32 aircraft were grounded for a few days until investigations were completed.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Colombo-Ratmalana Airport to Jaffna-Palaly Air Base as the crow flies is 329 km (206 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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