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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Fecha:viernes 21 febrero 1997
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-32B
Operador:Sri Lanka Air Force
Registración: CR865
Numéro de série: 3510
Año de Construcción:
Motores: 2 Ivchenko AI-20
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 59
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 63
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Colombo-Ratmalana Airport (RML) (   Sri Lanka)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Colombo-Ratmalana Airport (RML/VCCC), Sri Lanka
Aeropuerto de Llegada: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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