Turbulence on SriLankan flight;5 crew members injured

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At least five crew members were injured this morning when a SriLankan flight, flying from Paris to Colombo encountered severe turbulence, a Spokesman for the airline said.

None of the 193 passengers were injured due to the incident. The flight-UL 564, carrying 193 passengers and 16 crew members onboard, landed at the Bandaranaike International Air Port at 5.21 am today, Spokesman Deepal Perera said.

"Soon after the landing, the injured were admitted to the hospital for immediate medical treatment. All five crew members received minor injuries and one crew member was already discharged," he said.

Following is the statement issued by the SriLankan Airlines with regard to the incident

SriLankan flight UL 564 experiences turbulence
 
Colombo, June 18, 2015: SriLankan Airlines’ Colombo bound flight UL 564 from Paris experienced turbulent weather conditions over the Arabian Sea, close to India and landed safely at BIA this morning.

The Aircraft was an Airbus 330-200. There were 193 passengers including four infants and 16 crew members on board at the time of the incident. Five cabin crew members have sustained minor injuries due to the incident, while no injuries have been reported among passengers. The injured were referred to medical examinations upon arrival.
 
The flight departed Charles de Gaulle Airport at 1300 UTC yesterday and arrived in Colombo this morning at 0521 hrs, Sri Lankan time.
 

Corporate Communications
SriLankan Airlines
18th June 2015

 
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  • Vibash Wijeratne Thursday, 18 June 2015 12:36 PM

    Hats off to the members of flight crew who ensured the safety of passengers at the expense of their own. Your act of responsibility and bravery will be highly appreciated by all fellow Sri Lankans and air line passengers.

    Channa Thursday, 18 June 2015 12:43 PM

    Thank God !

    Laminate Thursday, 18 June 2015 12:47 PM

    All the Praise to God! Although the crew members and the passengers encountered the turbulence, UL 564, finally landed safely....

    Nanda Thursday, 18 June 2015 01:12 PM

    Did captain of the flight fall asleep after drinking French wine ?

    ANTON Thursday, 18 June 2015 01:17 PM

    I THOUGHT ACCIDENTS COME ABOUT ONLY ON ROADS.

    dave Thursday, 18 June 2015 01:28 PM

    Thanks God.. God bless all.....

    Christian Thursday, 18 June 2015 01:35 PM

    All praise and thanks God almighty for not happening in the MIHIN ..otherwise it may be an another MAS airline mystery ..turbulence occurs according to nature and air pockets ...captain has nothing to do with it ....PLUS POINT TO ALL UL CARRIERS ....

    Imran Thursday, 18 June 2015 01:46 PM

    137 or 193 passengers?

    sahan Thursday, 18 June 2015 01:47 PM

    really? are you serious

    hasitha Thursday, 18 June 2015 01:56 PM

    Which part of TURBULENCE did you not understand?

    Laminate Thursday, 18 June 2015 02:05 PM

    It seem you have never been in a Air Craft before....

    RanjithT Thursday, 18 June 2015 02:18 PM

    Very interesting people thanking god. If the plane crashed it is the Pilot error. No praise for the pilot for landing safely as if it is the god that piloted the plane.. What a world?

    nana Thursday, 18 June 2015 02:21 PM

    137 193 = 255

    Sincere Thursday, 18 June 2015 02:33 PM

    We are right now facing a worse political turbulence here!

    loku tena Monday, 22 June 2015 03:47 PM

    Nanda. U have a morbid sense of humour - pea brain.

    dilip Thursday, 18 June 2015 03:45 PM

    These are natures way of doing things. We must thank the captain and the crew for doing the correct thing at the right moment.Specia

    dilip Thursday, 18 June 2015 03:56 PM

    These are the natures way of doing things. We must thank the captain and the crew for doing the correct things at the right moment. Especially the captain, because at a moment as such, if he did not take the correct decision the results would have been disastrous.

    Leroy Friday, 19 June 2015 11:49 AM

    Thank GOD for landing the plane with every one, safely.Thank You JESUS.


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