Kfir Aircraft collide in Gampaha

1 March 2011 04:30 am - 49     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Two Kfir Aircraft rehearsing a fly pass for the Air Force Anniversary events have collided near Warana in the Gampaha District, according to the Air force Spokesperson.

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Body of pilot found

President visits crash site: http://www.dailymirror.lk/news/10074-president-visits-crash-site.html

Pilots safe:


  Comments - 49

  • sham Tuesday, 01 March 2011 08:19 AM

    Suba Anagathayak....

    Elaris Tuesday, 01 March 2011 12:53 PM

    Air force deserves the celebrations of 60 years. Please do not take political millage out of this tragic incident.

    srilankan Tuesday, 01 March 2011 04:43 AM

    public money in vain. How come two fallen at onece?

    Arthy Tuesday, 01 March 2011 01:02 PM

    It is called Bad Karma..doing its work..more to come like this...or it call havest time..

    malkanthi Tuesday, 01 March 2011 04:37 AM

    How sad! Never such has happend even in the crucial times!! Wonder whether it is a sad beginning!

    Aruna Tuesday, 01 March 2011 04:49 AM

    It just comes to mind the speech given by AM Harsha yesterday

    top srilankan Tuesday, 01 March 2011 04:50 AM

    very sad indeed.

    rita Tuesday, 01 March 2011 04:44 AM

    Let SLAF make sure that there is no hidden hands behind this incident for it was the most deadly weapon against terrorists.

    Bora Wednesday, 02 March 2011 07:37 AM

    incidents like that happen around the world,,how many deadly accidents are taking place here in col a day..

    Bora Wednesday, 02 March 2011 07:36 AM

    incidents like that happen around the world,,how many deadly accidents are taking place here in col a day..

    SF Tuesday, 01 March 2011 04:45 AM

    This is a very sad incident... I hope at least the 2 pilots managed to eject on time.
    Please dont try to take political advantage out of this very sad incident.... The Air Force deserves to celebrate their 60th Anniversary in style!

    Freelanced Tuesday, 01 March 2011 04:56 AM

    True its money, but the two lives are more impotrtant. Lets not try to quantify everything in money terms. This is a sheer tragedy and hope that people will not take at least this incident,

    Lakmal Tuesday, 01 March 2011 04:56 AM

    Sad news for all of us. Our pilot had done great job to destroy Tamil Tigers.But this?

    Ferdy Tuesday, 01 March 2011 04:56 AM

    Both pilots survived

    firecracker Tuesday, 01 March 2011 04:50 AM

    One unit costs 5 million US Dollars (that's around 500million rupees) What a waste! Hope the pilots were able to eject from it before collision. Investigation should be carried out immediately since this is a wastage of Tax payers money.

    MILINDA Tuesday, 01 March 2011 04:57 AM

    air displays are done by pilots who are specially trained.whilst every pilot can do it it is better and professional when pilots with experience of display flying is at the controls.
    sri lank air force pilots are not used to these displays and high G maneuvers.

    also such practice is done generally over water or least populated areas to avoid ground casualties.

    just goes to show these lads need a lot more training.

    over to the big boy the unlucky 13 strikes the new commander.

    Tom SamUSA Wednesday, 02 March 2011 12:55 AM

    The sinking island is on a collision course with the civilised world.
    We will wait to see ICC in Hague and pakse bums locked up.

    Ranjith Rajasooriya Tuesday, 01 March 2011 04:59 AM

    Big relief that the pilots survived. Looks like a bad start.

    Darwin Wednesday, 02 March 2011 12:55 AM

    Everything is fine. MR visits crash site.

    Gory Wednesday, 02 March 2011 12:49 AM

    These guys killed innocent civilians !!...May they rot in hell!!

    tivank Tuesday, 01 March 2011 02:30 PM

    Still makes sense!

    kotiya Wednesday, 02 March 2011 01:05 AM

    no ! no!! they go to the 'Miracle island"

    Silva Wednesday, 02 March 2011 01:17 AM

    To be honest, how many lives were taken by these kfirs??
    100, 1000, 10000?? , i just want see the both sides here

    Ezhilini Tuesday, 01 March 2011 05:04 AM

    Tigers in Jungle or People in safety zone?

    samy Tuesday, 01 March 2011 02:52 PM

    great lost to Lanka

    Loku Aiyya Tuesday, 01 March 2011 06:47 AM

    Thank god, the war is over!

    mohamed asfar Tuesday, 01 March 2011 06:48 AM

    we all pray for you bro. you gave your life to mother lanka. my sincere condolences to your bereaved family. your sacrifice will be not in vain. god bless you all.

    Victoria Wednesday, 02 March 2011 02:18 AM

    And let the other war hero be in prison??

    nbw Tuesday, 01 March 2011 05:07 AM

    These jets are not meant to be parked in hangers. What they should investigate is whether this happened due to negigence or any wrong doing of the pilot or any other technical fault. No jet in the world is made to fly its entire life with 100% precision. these are machines. accidents are normally expected..

    SUMI KUMARAN Tuesday, 01 March 2011 03:20 PM

    Arthy, I agree with you.

    Fonsy Tuesday, 01 March 2011 05:11 AM

    How come this happened? Hope 2 pilots are survived.

    Wara Tuesday, 01 March 2011 05:13 AM

    It' not a waste money, it's an accident. If become wastage if it happen intentionally.

    malkanthi Tuesday, 01 March 2011 07:02 AM

    What a sad comment! must be a second grade child.

    abc Tuesday, 01 March 2011 05:18 AM

    Had not Pakistan pilots trained them. Air raids were carried out by whom?

    Fayad Bakir Tuesday, 01 March 2011 03:53 PM

    Ezhilini, Tiger is a tiger in jungle or safety zone!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Roni Tuesday, 01 March 2011 03:54 PM

    Bad karma not only for Pilots ... but also for Terrorists who killed innocent people.....

    Mayu Wednesday, 02 March 2011 03:38 AM

    God's mill grinds slow but sure.

    sha Wednesday, 02 March 2011 03:55 AM

    When the government going to purchase the next KFIR???
    we need it soon. Who is the Insurance Company???

    razor Wednesday, 02 March 2011 04:05 AM

    full circle

    mikw Wednesday, 02 March 2011 04:13 AM

    how many innocent tamil civilians did you kill in the pretext of killing the terrorists ?. Karma always bites back big time

    Gunendra Tuesday, 01 March 2011 11:08 AM

    Sham , Shame on you man

    Prof Hemantha wickra Wednesday, 02 March 2011 04:49 AM

    Bad start for new Commander!

    kumaraya Tuesday, 01 March 2011 11:31 AM

    It is tragic more so because we do NOT need all these "exhibitions", as they do in the West. COL is high and in days such as these, this is an enormous cost.

    w.g.l Tuesday, 01 March 2011 07:34 AM

    if you have thins dont wont show every thin

    max Tuesday, 01 March 2011 07:49 AM

    May the war hero attain nibbana

    ruwan Tuesday, 01 March 2011 12:19 PM

    Sad to see how some of us Sri Lankans have no respect for the dead pilot. Why try to take political advantage of a non political situation with total disrespect to the dead Airman and his family?

    Fatal Accidents and Incidents do and will happen and not only in the Air.

    Lets just respect the man for what he was and did for the country.

    May you Rest in Peace Brother

    Dinesh Tuesday, 01 March 2011 12:28 PM

    Sad news.....But someone is very happy.....Already a big commission is planned.....

    sanjee Wednesday, 02 March 2011 06:15 AM

    Those kifirs kill's how many Tamils in the last war...... All decisions Make's God... He knows everything....

    mafaza ahsan Tuesday, 01 March 2011 12:47 PM

    im realy sad on hearing it, we saw the air crafts,may god help them forever

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