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SriLankan Airlines Plane Bursts Tire on Landing at Chennai Airport

SriLankan Airlines flight UL-121 burst a tire on landing at Chennai International Airport, India, on February 17th.

The incident happened when the Airbus A330-200 plane was coming from Colombo, Sri Lanka.

All one hundred and forty-two passengers aboard remained safe.

Etihad Airways Plane Diverts to Sri Lanka due to Medical Emergency

An Etihad Airways flight made an emergency landing at Bandaranaike International Airport, Sri Lanka, on February 8th.

The plane flying from Sydney, Australia, to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, was diverted after a passenger suffered a medical emergency.

The plane landed safely. The patient was taken to a hospital.

Malaysia Airlines Plane Returns to Melbourne After Passenger Tries to Enter Cockpit

Malaysia Airlines flight MH-128 had to return and make an emergency landing in Melbourne, Australia, on May 31st.

The Airbus A330-300 plane took off for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but had to turn back after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit and claimed that he had a bomb.

The passenger, identified as a 25-year-old male, Sri Lankan Citizen, was restrained before the plane safely touched down in Melbourne. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Qatar Airways Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Sri Lanka

Qatar Airways flight QR-841 had to divert for an emergency landing at Bandaranaike International Airport, Sri Lanka, on May 19th.

The Boeing 787-800 plane heading from Phuket, Thailand, to Doha, Qatar, was diverted due to reports of fire on-board.

The plane landed safely. All 202 people aboard remained unharmed.

SriLankan Airlines Plane Returns to India after Engine Failure

Srilankan airlinesSriLankan 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.

SriLankan Airlines Plane Returns to Bangkok due to Smoke in Cabin

Srilankan airlinesSriLankan 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.

Oman Air plane Diverts to India due to Fuel Leakage

Oman AirOman Air flight WY-374 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, India, on December 28.

The Boeing 737-800, flying from Colombo, Sri Lanka, to Muscat, Oman, had to divert due to indications of fuel leakage.

The plane landed safely.

All 76 passengers and 6 crew members aboard remained safe.

Emirates A380 Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Sri Lanka

EmiratesEmirates flight EK413 had to make an emergency landing at Bandaranaike International Airport, Sri Lanka, on June 26.

The Airbus A380, carrying 471 passengers and 30 crew members, was travelling from Sydney to Dubai when the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit and requested an emergency landing.

According to the airline, “Emirates flight EK413 from Sydney to Dubai…was diverted to Colombo due to a technical fault… The aircraft landed safely at the Bandaranaike International Airport and passengers were transferred to other Emirates flights.”

Sri Lankan Air Force Plane Crashed in Hokandara; 4 Dead, 1 Injured

FireA Sri Lankan Air Force plane crashed in Hokandara, at around 6:15 a.m. on December 12.

The Antonov-32 aircraft was heading from Bandaranaike International Airport to Ratmalana airport when it crashed into a rubber estate in Wanaguru Mawatha.

Atleast 4 people were killed in the accident while another was shifted to Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital with burn injuries. Authorities said he was later transferred to the General Hospital considering the seriousness of his injuries.

Air force spokesperson Wing Commander Gihan seneviratne confirmed the accident saying that in his last communication with the control tower, the pilot reported that the airstrip was not visible due to bad weather.

The accident remains under investigation.

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