Wheel on Expressway; training aircraft lands safely

14 June 2014 06:09 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A private Cessna type training aircraft made an emergency landing at the Ratmalana domestic airport a short while ago after one of its wheels fell in the Millaniya area on to the Southern Expressway, the Air Force said.

However there were no reports of any injury due to the falling of the wheel and the aircraft had landed at the airport safely lthough it had veered off the runway without any damage to the aircraft.

The trainee pilot was taken to the hospital for medical observation.

Pix by Buddhika Kumarasiri

  Comments - 14

  • sam Sunday, 15 June 2014 03:39 AM

    This have to sell iron factory. (Sell to parana yak ara kade ) via DM iPad app

    Kay Parker Saturday, 14 June 2014 07:51 AM

    Is this school owned by the minister?

    Flummoxed Saturday, 14 June 2014 07:56 AM

    Not only do we have to contend with poor driving, we now have to worry about the sky falling on us. Blame it all on the tuk-tuk drivers: they are responsible for every evil in the country.

    zuh Saturday, 14 June 2014 01:31 PM

    send the aeroplane to panchikawatte via DM Android App

    Concerned Saturday, 14 June 2014 08:26 AM

    Why not immediately put up a notice boards at various locations along the high way with the text "Beware of falling wheels from the sky. Pay your attention to the sky as well whilst driving"

    mohan Saturday, 14 June 2014 09:15 AM

    He he Panchikawatte ur Right

    King Saturday, 14 June 2014 03:11 PM

    Wonder of Asia

    Buruwa Saturday, 14 June 2014 10:28 AM

    Hope it wasn't the plane that President wanted to take off from MRA and fly towards Bolivia for the G 77 Conference.

    Arjuana Ranawana Saturday, 14 June 2014 11:12 AM

    Are you believed. this is true story ?. Hope by next few days petrol price to be increased .

    CatchMeIfYouCan Saturday, 14 June 2014 08:36 PM

    Better to where full face helmets. dan udinuth accident via DM Android App

    Public Saturday, 14 June 2014 06:13 AM

    Why couldn't the pilot drop some provisions instead?

    HambanGoiya Saturday, 14 June 2014 06:15 AM

    The Pilot is very much suitable to MiHin Lanka Flights.

    Public Saturday, 14 June 2014 06:17 AM

    What were the technicians doing, don't they follow the basic rules before the flight takes off?

    GAMINI Saturday, 14 June 2014 04:54 PM

    seems a bad takeoff had resulted metal crack on arm.

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