Incident Airbus A340-311 4R-ADC, Tuesday 24 July 2001
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Date:Tuesday 24 July 2001
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A343 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A340-311
Owner/operator:SriLankan Airlines
Registration: 4R-ADC
MSN: 034
Year of manufacture:1995
Engine model:CFMI CFM56-5C2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Colombo-Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB/VCBI) -   Sri Lanka
Phase: Standing
Nature:-
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
LTTE Tamil Tiger rebels launched a major pre-dawn suicide attack on Colombo-Bandaranayake International Airport and the adjoining Katunayake AFB. The raid left at least 19 people dead, including 14 Tamil rebels, two army commandos and three air force personnel. Two of SriLankan Airlines' Airbus A.330 planes (4R-ALE and 4R-ALF) were destroyed, one A.320 (4R-ABA) and one of their A.340 planes (4R-ADD). Two other planes were damaged (A.340 4R-ADC and A.320 4R-ABB). A number of military planes were also damaged and destroyed.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandaranaike_Airport_attack

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

15 October 2007 4R-ADC SriLankan Airlines 0 London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL) min
Collision with other aircraft on apron

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