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Kfir crash inquiry report will be released soon

Mar 3, 2011 10:05:20 AM - itnnews.lk

THE Sri Lanka Air Forcer Media Spokesman has called on eye witnesses to immediately give information with regard to Kfir Fighter jet crash at Yakkala.

An investigation has already been launched into the Kfir fighter jet crash. A special investigation is being held by a five-member committee. The Air Force Media Spokesman Group Captain Andrew Wijesuriya said the final report of the special investigation committee appointed regarding the Kfir crash is to be forwarded within two or three weeks. The Kafir jets will be grounded until the investigation is completed. The Air Force Media Spokesman requested the public to provide eye witness accounts to the Air Force. They can contact the Air Force on 0777 269 651 to give the information.

Meanwhile, according to the post mortem report submitted by the Negombo Judicial Medical Officer Dr. Channa Perera, the pilot Flight Lieutenant Monath Perera had suffered a heart attack in the sky. The Post Mortem report was handed over to the Air Force today. The Medical Officer is of the view that he was unable to control the Kfir as a result of the heart failure. As a result he suffered severe injuries when landing on the ground.