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Russian Cargo A/c Crached On Sri Lanka  
User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Posted (16 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

I have been reading in the newspaper taht a russian cargo aircraft crached on Sri lanka killing 6 of 8 crew members. any one who have more info?

tg 747-300

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User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 869 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (16 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

According to gazeta.ru, it was a leased AN-12 (Four engine tuboprop). The local airline operating it was "Sky Cabs".

The plane had its first unsuccessful landing attempt in a severe weather (rain storm). Second attempt, after 45 mins in air, ended up in crush. Possible causes: weather or fuel shortage.

5 out of 8 on board were reported to be Russian crew.


// Sources: lenta.ru and gazeta.ru (In Russian)

User currently offlineTailscraper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (16 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

Was there any mention of the location?; was it at Bandaranaike International, or was it in a remote airfield? I remember seeing these aircraft parked at CMB on various occasions.

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