SriLankan Airline flight UL563 bound for Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris from Bandaranaike International airport Colombo was diverted to Tehran Khomeini International Airport, Iran for an urgent medical emergency of a passenger.
The Sri Lankan airline said in a statement that the passenger concerned complained of a chest pain and on examination by a medical doctor on board, the pilots were recommended to initiate a diversion to the closest airport. Accordingly flight UL563 landed in Tehran Khomeini International Airport, Iran at 2.10am (local time) where the sick passenger was offloaded and given urgent medical attention. After giving an initial medical attention at the airport, the passenger concerned was transferred to a nearby hospital.
The flight, after refueling took off from Teheran Imam Khomeini International Airport at 5.05 am with total delay of 3.45 hrs. The flight is expected reach its final destination Paris at 11.50am (local time), it added.
Thank you Iran for facilitating Sri Lankan Airline with situation
Lanka putha Wednesday, 04 February 2015 05:55 PM
Proud to be a Sri Lankan and Hats off to those crews on the flight
Nims Thursday, 05 February 2015 04:16 AM
Hope the sickie was not a yankee spy
Andrew Wednesday, 04 February 2015 07:27 PM
No thanks to Iran?
True Sri Lankan Wednesday, 04 February 2015 03:01 PM
On a similar occasion on-board Sri Lankan flight from Frankfurt to Colombo, I (as a medical doctor), was able to mange a patient with appendicitis until we reached Colombo without diversion. I recall, as told by the captain Pilot, it was the same airport in Iran, the plane would have otherwise landed. Similar incident refreshed my memories of 2011. Proud I could help someone.
colin Wednesday, 04 February 2015 03:06 PM
Well Done Sri Lankan Airlines for your humane gesture.
Srishanth Wednesday, 04 February 2015 03:57 PM
It is like a Alimankada bound flight told going to Pamankada?
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