Date & Time: Nov 22, 1995 at 1720 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Colombo - Palaly
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While on approach to Papaly Airport, the captain contacted ATC and requested that the approach lights intensity should be increased. Shortly later, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in the sea few km short of runway. All 63 occupants were killed.
It is believed that the aircraft was shot down by a shell fired by soldiers from the 'Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam'.