4 perish in Lanka military plane crash
January 04 2020 12:25 AM
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Rescue workers inspect the wreckage of a Sri Lankan air force plane that crashed in Haputale yesterd
Rescue workers inspect the wreckage of a Sri Lankan air force plane that crashed in Haputale yesterday.

AFP /Colombo

A Sri Lankan air force plane crashed in a tea-growing mountainous region yesterday, killing the four crew on board, a military official said.
The Chinese-built Y-12 had taken off from the southern airbase of Wirawila and was heading to Ratmalana, south of Colombo, when it crashed, spokesman Chandana 
Wickramasinghe said.
“We are still investigating the cause of the crash,” Wickramasinghe said, adding that all four officers on the plane were killed in the crash at Haputale, 200km (125 miles) east of Colombo.
It was the worst air crash in Sri Lanka since an AN-32 military transport plane came down just outside the capital in December 2014 killing all five crew onboard.



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