27 Years ago today: On 22 November 1995 a Sri Lanka Air Force Antonov 32B crashed into sea while on approach to Jaffna-Palaly AB (JAF), killing all 62 occupants.
|Date:||Wednesday 22 November 1995|
|Operator:||Sri Lanka Air Force|
|Engines:||2 Ivchenko AI-20|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 56 / Occupants: 56|
|Total:||Fatalities: 62 / Occupants: 62|
|Aircraft fate:||Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||13 km (8.1 mls) off Jaffna ( Sri Lanka)|
|Departure airport:||Colombo (unknown airport), Sri Lanka|
|Destination airport:||Jaffna-Palaly Air Base (JAF/VCCJ), Sri Lanka|
Around 17:20 the An-32 approached Palaly AFB. The aircraft crashed into the sea, shortly after the pilot had asked the runway lights to be switched on.