Sri Lankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines Plane Makes Safe Landing After Lithium Battery Catches Fire Mid-Air

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
By George Hatcher
SriLankan Airlines Plane Makes Safe Landing After Lithium Battery Catches Fire Mid-Air

SriLankan Airlines flight UL-166 made an emergency landing in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on July 30th. The Airbus A330-200 plane flying from Kochi, India, declared an emergency after smoke was noticed emanating from a bag carrying a Lithium Ion battery and two mobile phones. The crew discharged fire extinguishers into the bag while the plane... »

SriLankan Airlines Plane Returns to India after Engine Failure

Friday, May 20, 2016
By George Hatcher
SriLankan Airlines Plane Returns to India after Engine Failure

SriLankan Airlines flight UL-168 had to return and make an emergency landing at Cochin International Airport, Kochi, Kerala, India, on May 18th. The Airbus A321-200, flying to Colombo, Sri Lanka, had to return due to engine failure. The plane landed safely. No one was injured. Download article as PDF »

SriLankan Airlines Plane Returns to Bangkok due to Smoke in Cabin

Friday, April 8, 2016
By George Hatcher
SriLankan Airlines Plane Returns to Bangkok due to Smoke in Cabin

SriLankan Airlines flight UL-891 had to return and make an emergency landing in Bangkok, Thailand, on April 7th. The plane took off for Colombo, Sri Lanka, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew reported smoke in the cabin. The Airbus A330-200 plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unhurt. Download article as PDF »

SriLankan Airlines Plane Stops at Runway in India after Hydraulic Problem

Friday, September 11, 2015
By George Hatcher
SriLankan Airlines Plane Stops at Runway in India after Hydraulic Problem

SriLankan Airlines flight UL-125 had to stop at runway 25 of Chennai International Airport, India, on September 10. The Airbus A330-200, en-route from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Chennai, had to be stopped before reaching the apron due to over-heated hydraulic system. The plane landed uneventfully. All 114 people aboard remained unhurt. Download article as... »

Flight diverts to Stansted

Saturday, September 21, 2013
By George Hatcher

A Sri Lankan Airlines plane en route from Colombo to Heathrow diverted to Stansted to make an emergency landing after two passengers endangered the plane. One of the passengers said “something” was in the luggage hold. The 267 passengers and crew were uninjured. The two passengers were taken into custody. One is undergoing medical... »

RSS Plane Crash News

  • Incorrect weight caused Sunshine Coast light plane crash, expert report rules
    Investigators have ruled the cause of a light plane crash on the Sunshine Coast last year was incorrect weight distribution, which increased the chance of a mid-air stall and destabilised the aircraft. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau released its crash report on Tuesday after the South ...
  • Questions remain over Vic DFO plane crash
    One year after a fatal light plane crash at a Melbourne shopping centre, the cause remains unknown and a fresh investigation has been launched. Updated Updated 2 hours ago. Five men were killed when a light plane plunged into a Melbourne shopping centre and a year later investigators are still ...
  • Rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    Time is ticking as Iranian rescue teams search the Zagros Mountains trying to locate the wreckage of a missing Aseman Airliner that crashed there on Sunday morning with 66 people on board. The missing plane was an ATR 72-500 twin-engine turboprop. It left the capital city of Tehran to Yasuj, ...
  • Iranian rescuers still looking for wreckage of plane crash that killed 66 people
    In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims The Associated Press. In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, family members of a plane crash victims weep in the village of Bideh, at the area that the plane crashed, southern Iran, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.
  • Iranian Plane Crash Site Found, All 65 on Board Reportedly Killed
    Search and rescue forces on Monday located the crash site of a plane in Iran where all passengers and crew were killed, according to Iran's Press TV. The Aseman Airlines ATR-72—a small, short-distance twin engine plane—had 65 people on board when it crashed into Mount Dena in southern Iran on ...
  • WY Plane Crash
    The plane crashed around 3 p.m. Sunday a mile north of Evanston. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine plane was a Socata TBM-700. Unita County sheriff's officials said Monday the plane is registered to William and Michelle Patterson and they are believed to ...
  • One dead in plane crash south of Carson City
    One person is confirmed dead in the crash of a twin-engined light passenger plane off of Hobo Hot Springs Road south of ...
  • Pilot in Longmont plane crash remains in serious condition
    An airplane lies on its roof along the runway at Vance Brand Municipal Airport in Longmont on Friday afternoon. (Lewis Geyer / Staff Photographer). The pilot of a small plane that crashed on Friday remains in serious condition and the flight instructor has since been released from the hospital, according ...
  • Ramaphosa sends condolences to Iran after plane crash
    "On behalf of the government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed a message of condolences to the government and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran following the plane crash that occurred in the Zagros Mountain Range on ...
  • Rescuers reach plane crash site in Iran mountains
    A group of relatives of passengers of an Iran Aseman Airline flight gathers around a mosque at the Mehr-Abad airport in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday after reports that the plane had crashed. Photo by Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA-EFE. Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Rescue teams reached the snow-capped mountains of ...

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