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Parts of crashed Lion Air plane salvaged

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Sri Lanka navy yesterday salvaged at least six parts of the wreckage of the Lion Air passenger aircraft, which crashed into the Iranathivu seas in 1998.

The Navy said that it is conducting the salvage operation in the presence of the Terrorist Investigation Division officials.

They said that a team of 80 divers and two landing craft are engaged in the salvaging operation, which will continue today as well, a navy official said.

On September 29, 1998 air craft AN 24 carrying 48 civilians with eight crew including two Ukrainian pilots went missing. Later it was found that the air craft crashed into the Northern seas off Iranatheevu.

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  • Jagath Leanage Sunday, 05 May 2013 02:19 AM

    Wow!

    Cobra Sunday, 05 May 2013 02:25 AM

    Where will these parts end up finally, in the maritime museum or Prabhakaran's museum?

    weha Sunday, 05 May 2013 04:41 AM

    Do we have to keep digging graves? or should we put the past back and start working together to make this country a better place?

    Mohammed Sunday, 05 May 2013 05:33 AM

    Wasting time and money.........after 15 Years.......

    ANTON Sunday, 05 May 2013 06:06 AM

    SEND ONE PIECE TO TAMILNADU ROLY-POLY WOMAN.

    Yehiya Sunday, 05 May 2013 01:19 PM

    What use. Value of scrap & people jewelry.


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