SriLankan flight makes a safe landing at BIA

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A SriLankan aircraft from Colombo to Mumbai made a safe landing at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) with 138 passengers and seven crew members early this morning due to a technical failure, a SriLankan Spokesman said.

The flight UL-141, which had taken off from the BIA at 11.47 pm last night, had been in the air for two hours and eight minutes and the technical failure had occurred when the aircraft was getting closer to Mumbai.

The spokesman said that the pilot of the aircraft had informed the BIA control tower about the technical failure and accordingly it had instructed the pilot to return the flight back to the BIA without landing at the Mumbai Airport.

He said the passengers were sent to Mumbai from another SriLankan flight around 3.34 this morning.

The UL-141 SriLankan flight was a French made A- 320 aircraft. (T.K.G Kapila)

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  • Hobbes Tuesday, 14 November 2017 10:00 AM

    Any machine will be subject to technical failure.Thanks to the Almighty and kudos to the crew for ensuring SriLankan's proud safety record remains untarnished!

    varunadhar Tuesday, 14 November 2017 10:51 AM

    It is always good if the "Almighty" can prevent all sorts of disasters, including plain crashes. He has not been so kind for MH370!!!

    Rasheed Tuesday, 14 November 2017 03:07 PM

    It is to cover up their fault. Not checked properly.

    Labby Tuesday, 14 November 2017 03:10 PM

    Varunadhar, the tragedy of MH 370 was the result of a deliberate human act. So dont blame God for it.

    Snowy Tuesday, 14 November 2017 10:28 AM

    It reached its destination and then turned back. Why? Can someone explain.

    mohan Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:04 AM

    Good question! The public need an answer to that question.

    Jehan Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:13 AM

    If a repair was to be performed in Mumbai the cost would be enormous. Broke sri lankan airlines would have preferred to fix the issue here as it would cost less. No regard for passenger comfort or safety. Thats what you get when you fly a b-grade airline.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:34 AM

    We are a country that manipulates the reason for all failures. If the flight landed in India, the Engineers would have found and made public the actual reason for the fault, making it return back to CMB is to manipulate that.

    Anjula Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:37 AM

    Yes you are absolutely correct. Might be our Sri Lankan Authority consider only the repiaring cost whihc might be more than Sri lanka. If it is the reason it is simply keeping passenger's life very risky

    BV Tuesday, 14 November 2017 01:29 PM

    We are more sure of our safety precautions when landing a flight with technical defects.Its a simple answer.

    Razmi Tuesday, 14 November 2017 03:04 PM

    Do you think A320 is a Toyota

    upali Tuesday, 14 November 2017 05:13 PM

    It wasn't reached the destination. It was still under srilanakn air traffic controllers jurisdiction. if it was should have contacted indian air traffic controllers

    chin Wednesday, 15 November 2017 02:40 PM

    Who gave them fuel to fly another 2 hrs ?

    Chamcy Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:47 AM

    This is strange!!.Avg flying time to Mumbai is 02 hours and 25 mins. SLA telling they came back to BIA after flying 02 hours and 08 minutes..??? If there is a technical failure, landing should be to the nearest air port..why coming back?My flight from Colombo to Dammam on 07th November also diverted to Abu-dhabi suddenly due to technical failure and stopped close to 02 hours in Abu-dhabi for rectification. While commending the safety measures of Pilots and crew, SL airlines should take more precautions of their flights maintenance, specially old flights. Because after a disaster no point doing investigations.

    ceylon Tuesday, 14 November 2017 02:55 PM

    pilot and crew deserce the thanks for saving lives of passengers.question is thete if much closer to bombay why not landed there. via DM Android App

    madhu Tuesday, 14 November 2017 04:42 PM

    now Sri Lankan in same level with african airlines

    Thepanis Tuesday, 14 November 2017 05:29 PM

    What a dumb move? Even a bird brained SL politician would tell this is dumb. Apparently UL management is even worse than our parliamentarians:-)

    Don Setan Tuesday, 14 November 2017 07:05 PM

    Sorry about my previous comment ..the crew did take the correct decision..well done crew..!!

    Tower Wednesday, 15 November 2017 08:34 AM

    Quote : "..accordingly it had instructed the pilot to return the flight back to the BIA without landing at the Mumbai Airport." It was decided by BIA control tower

    bala Friday, 17 November 2017 05:48 AM

    I have just booked UL for a flight overseas. Am I OK some pundits on aircraft ? There are all sorts of Technical failures. This one deemed safe enough to fly back to base avoiding unnecessary expenses. Most logical thing has happened. By the way Airbus is based in France but the aircraft per say is not a 100 % french product. It is a combined effort of 5 countries. The final assembly takes place in Toulouse France.

    Lafir Monday, 20 November 2017 09:16 AM

    A320's are mostly manufactured in Hamburg, Germany or in the UK.

    jay Saturday, 18 November 2017 06:36 AM

    All complainants should please fly some other airline !


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