27-May-17 Mil Mi-17 Neluwa, Sri Lanka

37-year- old SLAF airman, YMS Yaparathna, fall off a helicopter while conducting a rescue operation, along with the two individuals he was rescuing.  All three were injured when they fell, and were admitted to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital where the airman later died of his injuries.  He was posthumously promoted from Flight Sergeant to the rank of Warrant Officer

Date
May 27, 2017
Make
Mil
Model
Mi-17
Location
Neluwa
Country
Sri Lanka
CivilMilitary
Military
Operator
Sri-Lankan-Air-Force
Link 1
http://www.dailymirror.lk/129732/Airman-who-fell-off-helicopter-during-rescue-ops-dies
Link 2
http://www.colombopage.com/archive_17A/May27_1495862159CH.php
Link 3
http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=165865

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