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State Minister Defense, Chamal Rajapaksa said today an in-depth investigation would be carried out into the crash of the Sri Lanka Air Force Y-12 aircraft at Haputale and that he would present a report in Parliament soon.

He said the aircraft had left Weerawila airport for ground surveillance in the Eastern part of the country and that the preliminary investigations had revealed that the aircraft which was flying low had crashed into a hill.

The state minister said two pilots and two ground surveillance assistants were killed in the crash.

Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa expressed his condolence to the families of the deceased airmen. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

 

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  • Commentater Friday, 03 January 2020 07:36 PM

    Isn't he making adequate comments!!!

    cineha Friday, 03 January 2020 09:15 PM

    Simply what is the air worthiness of this 36 year old air craft?

    NA Saturday, 04 January 2020 05:13 PM

    What was the reason for it to fly that low?

    Humberg Saturday, 04 January 2020 05:52 PM

    Report will be atlest by 2021 and the minister if he survive will make a statement in 2022/3.


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