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Last updated: 18 October 2021
Date:Wednesday 22 November 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-32B
Operator:Sri Lanka Air Force
Registration: CR862
MSN: 3503
First flight:
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-20
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 56 / Occupants: 56
Total:Fatalities: 62 / Occupants: 62
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:13 km (8.1 mls) off Jaffna (   Sri Lanka)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Colombo (unknown airport), Sri Lanka
Destination airport:Jaffna-Palaly Air Base (JAF/VCCJ), Sri Lanka
Around 17:20 the An-32 approached Palaly AFB. The aircraft crashed into the sea, shortly after the pilot had asked the runway lights to be switched on.

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Antonov An-32

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