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SLAF MIG-27 Crash in Dummalasooriya

Published on: 3:27pm on Monday 13th February 2012
SLAF MIG-27 Crash in Dummalasooriya
MIG 27 fighter Jet belonging to the Sri Lanka Air Force No. 12 Jet Squadron at Katunayake crashed today in Dummalasooriya, 17 nautical miles away from Katunayake while on a routine training mission. Pilot (Flight Lieutenant Tharidu Herath) executed   a controlled ejection and is safe .No damage to life or properties have been reported on ground.

Further investigations into the incident is being conducted by a  following board appointed the Commander of the Air Force.






Air Commodore DLS Dias (General Duties Pilot )
Wg Cdr NDB  Abeysekara (Medical)
Wg Cdr STR Dewasiri ( Technical  Engineering )
Wg Cdr MPA Mahawathage ( Technical Engineering)
Wg Cdr PKDN Pitigala  (Administrative)

Commander of the Air Force also appointed Sqn Ldr D Jayaweera (General Duties Pilot) for the member of the board.



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