SLAF gunship crashes

[TamilNet, Monday, 10 November 1997, 23:59 GMT]
A helicopter gun ship of the Sri Lankan Airforce crashed into the Kokkilai lagoon south of Mullaithivu about 11 a.m. this morning.

The helicopter, a Mi 24 carrying four security forces personnel, fell into the lagoon after it was hit by a missile fired by the Liberation Tigers say unconfirmed reports.

Sources said that three have been rescued by the navy by about 12.30. One is still missing.


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