SLAF Kfir crashlands after anti aircraft fire - LTTE

[TamilNet, Thursday, 12 July 2007, 12:47 GMT]
A Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Kfir bomber was damaged in Liberation Tigers anti-aircraft cannon fire over Vavuniyaa Forward Defence Line (FDL) around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. LTTE's Military Spokesman Irasiah Ilanthirayan said that the bomber was damaged in the cannon fire by the Tigers and parts of the damaged aircraft fell inside the Tiger territory. The SLAF aircraft crashlanded into the SLA territory. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Air Force officials in Colombo said all their aircrafts were safe.

Photos issued by the LTTE to media follow:

Parts of the Kfir bomber recovered from LTTE territory [Photos LTTE]


Recently, a Kfir bomber was damaged while SLAF personnel were fixing bombs to it in Katunayake airbase in Colombo.

On April 30, 2007, a MiG-27 jet fighter was shot down by the Tigers.

 

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