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Date:Saturday 14 June 2003
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: CR866
MSN: 3601
First flight: 1996
Engines: 2 Ivchenko AI-20
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 50
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Jaffna-Palaly Air Base (JAF) (   Sri Lanka)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Colombo-Ratmalana Airport (RML/VCCC), Sri Lanka
Destination airport:Jaffna-Palaly Air Base (JAF/VCCJ), Sri Lanka
Narrative:
The aircraft veered off the runway on landing and crashed into a nearby signpost injuring one soldier.

Classification:
Runway excursion

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Distance from Colombo-Ratmalana Airport to Jaffna-Palaly Air Base as the crow flies is 329 km (206 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions (GAPPRE): recommendations and guidance material to prevent runway excursions
Antonov An-32

  • 357 built
  • 59th loss
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 Sri Lanka
  • 18th worst accident (at the time)
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