Date & Time: Apr 29, 1995 at 0845 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Anuradhapura - Palaly
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The aircraft was completing a flight from Anuradhapura to Jaffna-Palaly Airport on behalf of the Sri Lanka Air Force. On final approach, at an altitude of 3,000 feet, the aircraft was shot down by a surface-to-air missile and crashed in a huge explosion. All 52 occupants were killed, among them 44 soldiers, two policemen, three journalists and three crew members.
Shot down by a surface-to-air missile fired by Tamil separatists.