Aviation Sri Lanka
Type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-55F
Year built: 1966
Total airframe hrs:
/ 9 on board
fatalities / 182 on board
fatalities / 191 on board
The aircraft, on a haj flight from Surabaya to Jeddah (via Katunayake) was cleared to 2000ft after reporting between 7000-6000ft when 14 miles out. The aircraft later crashed into a mountain. PROBABLE CAUSE: "Collision with rising terrain as the crew descended the aircraft below safe altitude owing to incorrect identification of their position. The investigation is of the opinion that this was the result of dependence on Doppler and Weather Radar Systems on board.
Type: Hawker Siddeley HS-748-212 Srs. 2
/ 2 on board
fatalities / 0 on board
/ 2 on board
pilot and first officer were carrying out pre-departure checks when loud
explosion in the mid-section of the fuselage caused a fire. (LTTE bomb attack).
Type: McDonnell Douglas DC- 8-63CF
Year built: 1968
/ 13 on board
fatalities / 249 on board
fatalities / 262 on board
Location: Colombo-Bandaranaike IAP
Abdul Aziz IAP - Colombo-Bandaranaike IAP (Flight number )
DC-8, on a haj flight to Surabaya, crashed into a coconut plantation,1 mile
short of the runway 22. Visibility was 6km; 300m cloud base;
light/moderate rain with thunderstorms in the area. "The
flight crew's failure to conform with the laid down approach procedures. The co-pilot failed to provide the captain with the required
altitude and sink rate call outs at various levels. The sink rate was very
excessive during most of the descent. The captain failed to initiate a missed
approach procedure at the appropriate height when the runway was not visible.
When he commenced the overshoot, the aircraft had already descended too low.
information supplied by the radar controller and the lack of an operational approach lighting system at Bandaranaike were contributing
refer the full report.
Please refer the full report.
Type: Lockheed L-1011 Tri Star 100
/ on board
fatalities / on board
fatalities / 128 on board
Location: Colombo-Katunayake APT
APT - Male IAP (Flight number )
The 'City of Colombo' was damaged during the loading of the plane for the flight to Male. This caused some delay. During the boarding of the plane a bomb, hidden in the aircraft's 'Fly Away Kit', exploded.