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.