Sri Lanka looses PT-6

On 15 December 2020, the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) lost one of its PT-6 training aircraft when it crashed near the Janaranjana Tank in Sooriyapura, Kantale.

Unfortunately the student pilot perished. He was the only person on board the aircraft that took off from home base China Bay, near Trincomalee.

This particular PT-6, serial SBT-197, is a new addition to our database. The SLAF received ten PT-6s in 2001, followed by six more in 2018, all are operated bij No.1 Flying Training Wing.

We are almost sure that this aircraft was the last one delivered.

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