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Plane crash AN-12B near Colombo Airport. 2000
Plane crash AN-12B near Colombo Airport. 2000

Plane crash AN-12B airlines Antey (leased by Sri Lankan Airlines) near Colombo Airport

  • Date of the crash: 24.03.2000 of

  • Time of the crash: 18:04

  • Country of the crash: Sri Lanka

  • Location of the crash: Kadirana

  • aircraft Brand: An-12B

  • Registration of aircraft: RA11302

  • Name of air carrier: Sky Cabs

Chronology of events:

The plane with a crew of Russian airlines Antey leased Lankan Airlines SkyCabs. The crew spent the day of the accident off the airport Bandaranaike (Colombo) in 01: 40 local time. Flight to Bangkok's Don Muang airport and landing occurred without deviations. The stay in Bangkok was 4 20 hours minutes. By 8300 kg of fuel that remained on board refueled yet 6681kg. Therefore, on board to start the engines was 14981 kg of fuel. Weight load of clothes and was 18 tons. Return flight to Colombo carried the same crew. They got the weather forecast at the destination airport, which did not contain information on hazardous weather phenomena. Estimated flight time was 5 20 hours minutes.

The crew 16: 16 switched to communication with ATC Colombo and he received information about the actual weather at the airport in Colombo. Dispatcher 16: 40 gave storm warnings, to 14: 15 in the area of ​​ATC Colombo. It provided a thunderstorm. He ordered the switch to communicate with a dispatcher approach that the crew requested and authorized the removal and reduction of the approach to the band 04. With a sharp deterioration in weather conditions (heavy rainfall, storms, large turbulence), in combination with the fact that the crew was tired, two Approach kursoglissadnoy system on a strip of 04 were unsuccessful. The crew began to produce a third approach, this time the reverse direction (to the band 22). During this approach in bad weather, when the successor to the point of the fourth turn, held a spontaneous stop all engines and feathering propellers. Plane in 18: 04 began to touch the top of a gentle decline of coconut trees, then collided with the earth in 2,2 km north-northwest from the airport in a populated area and destroyed completely. There was no fire. In 2 crew members were seriously injured. Aircraft destroyed when several cars and two houses.

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 8: 7 1 crew members and passengers. On the ground was 3 people. Total killed 9 people: 5 crew members, passengers and 1 3 people on earth.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: approach

Data on the plane:

  • aircraft Brand: An-12B

  • Aircraft ID: RA11302

  • Country where registered aircraft: Russia

  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 21.12.1968

  • Serial number of the aircraft :: 8346004

  • Hours aircraft: 7241

  • The cycles of use of the aircraft: 4651

Flight data:

  • Tour type: Cargo

  • Aviation Company: Sky Cabs

  • The country, which was registered aviation company: Sri Lanka

  • Flying from Bangkok

  • I flew to Colombo

  • Original Location: Bangkok

  • A final point: Colombo


During the investigation, the Commission found:

- Arbitrary shutdown of all four engines in flight took place due to running out of fuel. The number of filled fuel made it impossible in which case leave the planned alternate airport;

- Having regard to flight documentation, much of the flight crew that made with the remnants of fuel, which did not provide care to the alternate aerodrome, as the refueling and loading aircraft preference was loaded at the expense of fuel filling, does not correspond to the requirements of systematic RLE;

- Coating of the crew a month before the crash was 146 hours, almost 2 times more sanitary standards (76 hours).


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