Lionair Flight 602

Lionair Flight 602Tuesday September 29, 1998
Ten minutes after taking off from Jaffna, the plane disappeared from radar. The aircraft crashed into the sea 35 nm north of Mannar. The plane was shot down by LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) rebels.

Crash Details

DateTuesday September 29, 1998
LocationOff Mannar, Sri Lanka
Passengers48
Crew7
Fatalities55
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeAntonov AN-24RV
OperatorLionair
RegistrationEW-46465
Flight OriginJaffna
Flight Destination Colombo
Off Mannar, Sri Lanka
Lionair
Antonov AN-24RV
1998