Date: September 29, 1998
Time: 13:50
Location: Off Mannar, Sri Lanka
Operator: Lionair
Flight #: 602
Route: Jaffna - Colombo
AC Type: Antonov AN-24RV
Registration: EW-46465
cn / ln: 27307901
Aboard: 55   (passengers:48  crew:7)
Fatalities: 55   (passengers:48  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: Ten minutes after taking off from Jaffna, the plane disappeared from radar. The aircraft crashed into the sea 35 nm north of Mannar. The plane was shot down by LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) rebels.

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