Tragic flight

1 March 2011 08:03 am - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Two Kfir Aircraft rehearsing a fly pass for the Air Force Anniversary celebrations have collided near Warana in the Gampaha district in the morning. President Mahinda Rakapaksa visited the place and observed the damage. The picture shows the wreckage of the crashed aircraft. Pix by Kushan Pathirajah, Nisal Baduge & Pushpakumara Mallawarachchi


  Comments - 18

  • Rohan kariyawasm Tuesday, 01 March 2011 01:02 PM

    This shoud be tigre's job these pilots are known as the best among the best

    shane Tuesday, 01 March 2011 01:15 PM

    its our hard earned money..why u people waisting just for a trauning crap..... . .. . ?? ?? ??

    Zoolu Tuesday, 01 March 2011 01:27 PM

    is there there Dr Mervin silva

    malkanthi Tuesday, 01 March 2011 09:06 AM

    It was such a pride to witness them flying at the Independence day, now lying a mere wreckage, the reality is same with any powerful man, some day.

    suthan Tuesday, 01 March 2011 01:35 PM

    no tigers......may be there souls behind this tragedy....what a hell u r taiking...

    ajith Tuesday, 01 March 2011 09:07 AM

    That is a peoples money, everyone have to understand it.
    We were not loosing even any jet regarding the war time

    Musthafa Tuesday, 01 March 2011 09:41 AM

    may be UNP launched a missile? political game!!- very completicated

    BGs Tuesday, 01 March 2011 09:42 AM


    Chin Tuesday, 01 March 2011 10:19 AM

    They were traveling at very high speed at a closer distance.

    Slight movement of the joystick, slight error in control hydraulics , unusual air pressure etc. make the air craft move away the line.

    Due to a reason still unknown they came too closer and wings of two air crafts collided with each other.

    Last few days we saw their thundering display in Ratmalana sky. Today also we were looking for them. They were to follow other aircrafts (Helicopters and F 7) at 9.30
    but later we got this bad news.

    Somehow mid air collisions are not unusual in air force displays.

    ajith Tuesday, 01 March 2011 10:27 AM

    Ohoma thamai,
    Siyalu de nasena sului

    Faizal Tuesday, 01 March 2011 11:05 AM

    Destroy in second........

    suresh Tuesday, 01 March 2011 11:06 AM

    was Dr mervin around

    Geriatrix Tuesday, 01 March 2011 11:25 AM

    a new deal is on the horizon... some one gonna get a BIG commission!!! One man's horror is another mans' fortune :)

    Wimal Weeraya Tuesday, 01 March 2011 11:18 AM

    Western conspiracy!!

    Navin Wednesday, 02 March 2011 05:00 AM

    what is there to be proud when outdated planes bought from another country on loans taken from yet another country fly over your head?

    eresh s kumara Tuesday, 01 March 2011 08:16 AM

    Big loss.

    Che Tuesday, 01 March 2011 12:36 PM


    Kotte Kusum. Tuesday, 01 March 2011 08:21 AM

    10 Million $ down the drain but one life is safe. sorry for the other fellows family.Hope MR will replace them soon.

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