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Russian Cargo A/c Crached On Sri Lanka

Sun Mar 26, 2000 12:35 am

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?

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RE: Russian Cargo A/c Crached On Sri Lanka

Sun Mar 26, 2000 12:42 am

According to, 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: and (In Russian)

RE: Russian Cargo A/c Crached On Sri Lanka

Sun Mar 26, 2000 2:32 am

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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