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Four killed in Sri Lanka military plane crash

An Airforce Spokesperson said that the helicopter which crashed was a Y-12 light aircraft which had taken off from the Weerawila airforce base, in the south.

The aircraft was on a routine observation mission when it crashed in the center of the hilly district.

The two military pilots and two military observers were killed in the crash.

Eye witnesses said that a civilian had sustained injuries due to the crash and had been rushed to a nearby state hospital.

A team has been appointed to inquire into the crash and a separate police investigation is underway.

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