SLAF helicopter grounded in Mannaar

[TamilNet, Thursday, 15 November 2007, 16:17 GMT]
An helicopter gunship of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) was forced to land at Tharavangkoaddai grounds located along Mannaar-Thaazhvuppaadu main road Thursday afternoon around 3:00 p.m. due to engine trouble. A team of mechanics were brought to the site by another SLAF helicopter to repair the helicopter.

Earlier on Thursday that helicopter had conducted several rounds of aerial surveillance on Mannaar town, sources said.

The Police have prohibited members of public to enter the site where the helicopter had landed.

Sri Lanka Army vehicles with heavy weapons were seen stationed around the helicopter and members of three armed forces have been deployed to protect the helicopter.

 

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