Accident British Aerospace BAe-748-357 Srs. 2B SCD 4R-HVA, Saturday 29 April 1995
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Date:Saturday 29 April 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
British Aerospace BAe-748-357 Srs. 2B SCD
Owner/operator:Sri Lanka Air Force, lsf Helitours
Registration: 4R-HVA
MSN: 1768
Year of manufacture:1979
Fatalities:Fatalities: 52 / Occupants: 52
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Jaffna-Palaly AFB (JAF) -   Sri Lanka
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Anuradhapura Airport (ACJ/VCCA)
Destination airport:Jaffna-Palaly Air Base (JAF/VCCJ)
When descending through 3000 feet towards Palaly AFB after a flight from Anuradhapura, the HS-748 was shot down with a SAM missile by Tamil separatists.
The day before Helitours' other HS-748 had been shot down by Tamils.


Air Safety Week 15 May 1995 (p. 3)
CNN text 29.4.95
Scramble 195(51)
Scramble 194(60)



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Düsseldorf Airport (DUS); March 1981

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