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Maskeliya town
Maskeliya town
Maskeliya is located in Sri Lanka
Coordinates: 6°50′00″N 80°34′20″E / 6.83333°N 80.57222°E / 6.83333; 80.57222Coordinates: 6°50′00″N 80°34′20″E / 6.83333°N 80.57222°E / 6.83333; 80.57222
Country Sri Lanka
Province Central Province
District Nuwara Eliya District
Time zone Sri Lanka Standard Time (UTC+5:30)

Maskeliya is a town in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is the site of the 1974 crash of Martinair Flight 138, the worst air disaster in Sri Lanka.[1][2]

It is known for its mountains and estates. The actual town is built on a combination of three estates. Despite the aircraft crash, it is not known by many citizens of the country.

See Also[edit]


  1. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-8-55F PH-MBH Maskeliya". 1974-12-04. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  2. ^ "ASN list of aircraft accidents in Sri Lanka". Retrieved 2012-08-03.