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2 killed in military plane crash in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Dec 12 (PTI) A Sri Lankan Airforce plane today crashed near here, killing two and injuring as many persons, police said.

The AN32 aircraft had lost contact with the control tower at around 6.35 am. Later it was found to have crashed at Hokandara, a Colombo suburb, Airforce spokesman Gihan Seneviratne said.

Police said two persons were killed as many suffered injuries and were hospitalised.

The pilot was flying between Ratmalana airbase and the airforce base at Katunayake near Colombo international airport.

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