Aviation Photo #1783779 Antonov An-32B - Sri Lanka - Air Force

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The cockpit area of this workhorse of the SLAF. # 02 Transport Squadron flew these aircrafts 24/7 in support of ground troops in all kinds of conditions. One was shotdown by AA fire leading the loss of the crew and all passengers (68). Another crashed in bad weather wih all lives lost (81). Two were damaged in landing and takeoff accidents. The rest have been refurbished and soldier on in peace time with great respect among the SLAF crews.
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    Suresh A. Atapattu
    Sri Lanka - Air Force
    Antonov An-32B
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    Colombo - Ratmalana
    Sri Lanka
    August 3, 2010
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