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SLAF Assists in Dousing Fire at Muthurajawela

Published on: 2019-01-02 19:43:53
SLAF Assists in Dousing Fire at Muthurajawela
Responding to a request by the Disaster Management Centre, the SLAF deployed an Mi 17 Helicopter with a 2400 ltr Bambi Bucket from SLAF Katunayake to assist in the fighting of a sudden fire that had started in the Muthurajawela Reserve area.

On the instructions of the Commander of the Air Force, an MI-17 helicopter of the No 6 Squadron was utilized immediately to carry-out the Bambi Bucket Operation. The helicopter was captained by Squadron Leader Prasanna Gunaratne and co- piloted by Flight Lieutenant Indika Bandara.

The Helicopter carried out 8 Bambi operations before returning.

 
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