SLAF MI24 crashes in Anuradhapura

[TamilNet, Friday, 27 April 2007, 05:58 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) helicopter gunship, MI 24, that took off from Anurdhapura airbase following the reports of unidentified aircraft over Puttalam sea Thursday night, crashed into a private land adjoining the airforce base at 10:55 p.m.

Both pilots and gunmen escaped unhurt.

The incident occurred a few minutes after the Katunayake SLAF personnel activated the alarm system, military officials said.


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