Lion Air flight said missing
[TamilNet, Tuesday, 29 September 1998, 10:29 GMT]
A flight operated by the private company 'Lion Air' with 48 passengers an 6 crew has been reported missing around 02.10 p.m. local time, said air line officials in Colombo. Earlier reports said that the missing flight was an Avro aircraft belonging to the Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF).
According to air line officials, the flight took off from the northern Palaly airport at 01.48 p.m. and was flying at an altitude of 14,000 feet when it disappeared from the radar.