Navy fires at an Air force air craft
(LeN-2007 May 16, 7.00 pm) It is being reported that the navy camp in Trincomalee has fired at an Air force beach craft this morning. However a large tragedy that might have occurred skipped as the sailors couldn't fire on target.
The information that an Air force air craft was patrolling in the area had been informed to the camp but the message had not been conveyed to the ground troops properly which resulted in them getting confused what the air craft exactly is.
The Navy personnel had suspected the air craft to be of LTTE and fired at it with 5-Zero bullets for around 10 minutes. But however the air craft which suffered no damages has returned to the air force camp safely.
However security forces now say that it was a rehearsal.
Our source, a Navy personnel said 'the incident ended in a tragedy whether it hit the craft or not'.