SLAF training aircraft crashes, killing 2



A training aircraft that took off from the China Bay Airport in Trincomalee has crashed, killing both the Sri Lanka Air Force personnel onboard.

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) confirmed that the crashed plane is a PT6 aircraft used to train pilots at the No 1 Flying Training Wing in SLAF Academy China Bay, that had taken off from the China Bay airstrip this morning (07) for an air test.

However, the aircraft had crashed in the vicinity of the SLAF Camp in China Bay around 11.27 am. 

The SLAF Commander Air Marshal Udeni Rajapaksa has appointed a special investigation committee for further investigations into the accident.


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