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MI-24 Attack Helicopter Crashes During Training Mission (updated)

Published on: 2009-11-27 14:27:24
MI-24 Attack Helicopter Crashes During Training Mission (updated)
A Mi-24 Attack Helicopter engaged on a training mission, crashed this afternoon (27 November 2009) 5 KM north of Buttala at approximately 1330 HRS due to technical failure.

SLAF regrets to inform the death of four of our comrades in this tragic incident.

Namely:
Wing CommanderEsala Dodammaluwa
Squadron Leader Rehan Fernando
Sergeant Jayantha Sirisena                                                 
Sergeant Chandrawansha Bandara Rathnayake


                                
Wing Commander                  Squadron Leader                Sergeant Jayantha       Sergeant Chandrawansha
Esala Dodammaluwa             Rehan  Fernando                 Sirisena                              Bandara Rathnayake


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