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The take off of a Mihin Lanka flight was suspended temporarily at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake due to a mechanical malfunction in the aircraft this afternoon.

The Madurai-bound plane had experienced a mechanical failure earlier too when it attempted to take off in its first attempt.

The A 320, that developed trouble is said to be the best aircraft the airline possesses. (Deepa Adikari)

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  • nalin Friday, 24 May 2013 04:47 PM

    Better to be safe than sorry.
    Having said that, I honestly don’t understand how our govt can run an airline when even the private sector of other countries have a difficult time because of higher fuel cost.

    Instead of maintaining the strategic partnership we had with one of the best managed airlines in the word-Emirates, what did our govt do? Fire the CEO calling him incompetent and a bar owner for refusing to accommodate the VVIP entourage at the expense of all other passengers and started a publically funded, loss making airline since the day one just to boost his ego. Very nice thinking.

    iranga Friday, 24 May 2013 04:52 PM

    Is it the only aircraft ?

    baby Friday, 24 May 2013 04:54 PM

    if this is the best, what about the rest..?

    Api Wenuwen Api Friday, 24 May 2013 05:04 PM

    Make sure you write your 'Last Will' before you travel with Mihin Air.

    cow Friday, 24 May 2013 05:06 PM

    yes these are all Srilankan aircrafts with Mihin Logo :)

    Ampattan Friday, 24 May 2013 05:20 PM

    Why can't we close the airline making huge loss to our country. How long this government is going to pump more moey??????

    Arachchi Friday, 24 May 2013 05:43 PM

    I'm eagelry waiting to hear minister Keheliya's explanation on this...

    michael Friday, 24 May 2013 06:32 PM

    Bad Day for Air Lines, Its the 3rd

    BA Grounded After Take off

    Ajithkumar Saturday, 25 May 2013 03:35 AM

    Boys would be boys..Planes would be planes, and they do fail....lol..

    its me Saturday, 25 May 2013 03:51 AM

    mihin lanka it self is a mistake.

    shantha Saturday, 25 May 2013 04:12 AM

    come in mihin air this is the control tower
    can you give me your height and position please?
    err,err i am about five feet six and i am sitting up the front.

    malan fernando Saturday, 25 May 2013 04:30 AM

    HOW TAXI DRIVERS CONTROL THE AIR LINER ! (TAXI KAPILA, AND TAXI ABEY )

    Piyal Saturday, 25 May 2013 06:46 AM

    Now both SriLankan Airlines and Mihin Lanka are headed by the same CEO who never had any airline experince before! Anyway, he is a nice person and trying hard, but need an experinced person to lead these airlines and get them out of crisis. You cannot do it by trial and error or through wild gueses or mere hope or by relying on whom you guess as capable.

    Mason Saturday, 25 May 2013 01:04 PM

    Ground it for good and save money for the country. Too many Airlines, Airports, Harbours, Express-ways, etc for too small a country with a swollen headed pride and too little to back it.

    Will D. Harman Saturday, 25 May 2013 03:04 PM

    I am surprised that the delay in the departure of an aircraft is given as your top story. Delays in departure for various reasons including mechanical malfunction are numerous. Just check flight status websites at any of the "reputed" airlines. Just yesterday, a BAE aircraft, returned to heathrow after takeoff due to engine trouble & catching fire.

    Manti Saturday, 25 May 2013 04:27 PM

    Mate, when something goes wrong with the aircraft, what can the board do.
    They dont hold the nuts and bolts together. Think a bit smarter mate.


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