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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Datum:Freitag 12 Dezember 2014
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow An-32B
Fluggesellschaft:Sri Lanka Air Force
Kennzeichen: SCM-864
Werknummer: 3509
Baujahr: 1996
Triebwerk: 2 Ivchenko AI-20
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Hokandara (   Sri Lanka)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Colombo-Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB/VCBI), Sri Lanka
Flug nach:Colombo-Ratmalana Airport (RML/VCCC), Sri Lanka
An Antonov 32 operated by the Sri Lanka Air Force impacted wooded terrain in Hokandara while on approach to the Colombo-Ratmalana Airport. The aircraft was partially consumed by the post-impact fire and four of the five occupants onboard received fatal injuries. One occupant onboard the airplane was seriously injured. He died in hospital on December 18. Weather may have been a factor in the accident.
Photos from the scene of the crash suggest that the airplane contacted the roof of a building before crashing in a rubber estate, about 9,5 km to the northeast of the Ratmalana airport.

» Daily Mirror


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Colombo-Bandaranaike International Airport to Colombo-Ratmalana Airport as the crow flies is 40 km (25 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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