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Emirates flight A-380,with 420 passengers and 22 crew members on board, flying from Dubai to Melbourne made an emergency landing at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning after a crew member fell ill, BIA Duty Officer said.

He said a 32-year-old crew member had suffered a stomachache which had forced the flight to make the emergency landing.

He was rushed to a private hospital in Negombo after being handed over to the airport medical center.

The duty officer said the flight took off from the BIA for Melbourne, Australia at 12.15 pm. (T.K.G. Kapila)

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  • Rimzan Mohamed Friday, 28 December 2018 02:36 PM

    aircraft fuel costs Rs. 110.76 a litter? don't know I can pump my car with it and fly?

    Gamarala Friday, 28 December 2018 07:13 PM

    It’s kerosine (Jet A1)

    Thank GOD Friday, 28 December 2018 02:37 PM

    Thank God we renovated the Runway to land A380.

    Karu Friday, 28 December 2018 02:57 PM

    Easy for the rogues to scoot with the loot

    Dee Friday, 28 December 2018 04:08 PM

    Spot on Karu! I guess they made Mattala capable of landing AN-225 mriya. That can take the load of two A-380's.

    Upul Friday, 28 December 2018 06:08 PM

    There are many airports around SL which can land an A380. Even Mattala is a possible option.

    Dee Friday, 28 December 2018 03:19 PM

    Why wasn't it diverted to MRIA? The world's best air port! Anyway that's an airport for emergency landing. But luckily for that crew member it landed in BIA. Else he wouldn't have made it on 'guli' alone.

    Aiyo Friday, 28 December 2018 04:30 PM

    It had an emergency landing, not because of technical defect but due to health issue. If landed in MRIA then you have to handover to undertaker.

    FYI Friday, 28 December 2018 03:38 PM

    A380s landed even before the runway was renovated! Thank Emirates for pumping fuel worth of 72Lakhs from CPC today :D

    oneSitisen Friday, 28 December 2018 04:01 PM

    Last government started the runway widening project and this government (your's may be) finished the work.

    Captain Cool Friday, 28 December 2018 04:49 PM

    What a great airline to make an emergency landing just because one crew member was sick. On our part ours went to pick royal puppies leaving passengers stranded!!

    ravin Friday, 28 December 2018 06:56 PM

    Hmm isn't it second time within a month emirates A380 did a emergency landing because of passenger/crew ill health? This a non stop flight between Dubai and Melbourne? Huray our health professionalism.


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