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Sri Lankan Air Force jet crashes near Colombo

india Updated: Oct 17, 2006 11:30 IST
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A Sri Lankan Air Force Kfir supersonic fighter-bomber crashed into the Negombo lagoon, north of the capital city of Colombo at 5.45 pm on Monday, the Defence Ministry spokesman said.
 
The pilot ejected from the ill-fated aircraft and was safe. He was on a training flight, the spokesman added.  
 
Negombo is next to the SLAF’s main base at Katunayake. 
 
The SLAF’s squadron of Israeli–built Kfirs have played a stellar role in the recent military operations against the LTTE in the North and East, going on bombing and ground troops support missions on a daily basis.

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