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An airman and two individuals, who were being rescued, were injured when they fell from a Mi17 helicopter in Neluwa, Galle this morning.   

Airforce spokesperson Wing Commander Gihan Seneviratne said the injured were admitted to the Karapitiya hospital.  

Seneviratne also said a SLAF Bell 212 and Mi17 helicopters were on standby by in Koggala and Ratmalan to assist rescue operations and a Bell 412 helicopter was also enroute to Koggala.


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  • lkboy Friday, 26 May 2017 01:57 PM

    SLAF needs more helicopters for these rescue efforts.

    mohamed Friday, 26 May 2017 03:18 PM

    They need more technique and rehearsal . They expect these kind of incident to happen once in 5 years. But need to be prepared at any moment . Country like Australia alway prepare for any incident whether its happens or notWe got good AirForce - Need to train for unexpected incidents and get more expertise from country like Australia

    Ajja Friday, 26 May 2017 03:20 PM

    Fell from Helicopter??Was it due to defective safety equipment or lack of rescue training.


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