Sri Lanka military plane crash: Four officers killed in Y-12 aircraft accident at Haputhale

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Colombo | Published: January 3, 2020 1:30:35 PM

The Chinese-built Air Force fixed-wing Y-12 aircraft was flying to the east coast when it crashed in the mountainous area at Haputale, 200 kilometres east of Colombo at 9.15 am (local time).

Sri Lanka military plane crash, sri lanka plane crash 2019, sri lanka air force plane crash, plane crash in sri lanka today, sri lanka military aircraft crashAll four officers on the plane were killed in the crash. (Representational Image: Reuters)

A Sri Lankan Air Force plane crashed in a mountainous area of Haputhale on Friday, killing four airmen, military officials said. The Chinese-built Air Force fixed-wing Y-12 aircraft was flying to the east coast when it crashed in the mountainous area at Haputale, 200 kilometres east of Colombo at 9.15 am (local time).

All four officers on the plane were killed in the crash, officials said, adding several teams had been sent to the location to investigate the incident. The chopper had departed on a reconnaissance mission from the southern military airport at Weerawila when it crashed.

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