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

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