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A Turkish Airlines cargo A-330-300 Airbus type aircraft suffered damages at the Katunayake International Airport last Sunday night (3) while taking off, airport sources said.

This aircraft landed at the airport at around 9.00 pm on Sunday with a cargo of goods from Istanbul, Turkey.      

Later, the aircraft was preparing to take off from Katunayake Airport to Istanbul at around 11.30 pm on the same day carrying a cargo of garments weighing 45 MT.

Because of the strong windy conditions at the airport and the surrounding area, the container which was brought to be loaded into the aircraft began to dangle and hit the aircraft's engine on its wing due to strong winds.

The airport ground handling operators allegedly parked the forklift loader near the aircraft without applying the brakes firmly. This led to the container swinging towards the plane engine due to strong winds.

Due to this incident, the second turbine on the right-wing of this aircraft suffered damage.        

The Turkish aviation authorities have not taken any necessary steps to restore the damaged engine of this plane, sources said.

However, it was reported that due to inefficient and irresponsible ground handling at the Katunayake International Airport by the ground handling staff and due to the lack of fuel for the aircraft at the airport, Turkish Airlines authorities are currently considering suspending flight operations between the two countries. (T.K.G. Kapila)


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  • VJ Tuesday, 05 July 2022 09:13 AM

    Trouble never come in singles.

    Karumaya Tuesday, 05 July 2022 09:18 AM

    Troubles piling up for the already suffering country ?

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 05 July 2022 09:21 AM

    These southern yakkos always require supervision and control whether they are Presidents, politicians or workers.

    Rama Wednesday, 06 July 2022 06:31 AM

    Racial comments. remove this comments. we saw this guy who seems nothern tamil always publish this racial comments which DM publish without looking the meaning and effects

    Ravi Tuesday, 05 July 2022 09:21 AM

    Irresponsible staff should be terminated.

    Tak Tik Tuk Tuesday, 05 July 2022 09:36 AM

    This is why privatization is needed

    Sokrates Tuesday, 05 July 2022 09:42 AM

    Stupidity and poor training go together. Probably political jobs.

    Terrence Tuesday, 05 July 2022 09:47 AM

    When Kalkaniyas are ruling this country many adversities happen in tandem

    Sksirisena Tuesday, 05 July 2022 09:51 AM

    Negligence of ground handling company Srilankan airlines.

    Nimal Tuesday, 05 July 2022 10:23 AM

    What is happening to our country? Incompetent Sri Lankans everywhere!

    ravin Tuesday, 05 July 2022 10:40 AM

    Who and who are responsible for negligence? Will they seek political interference?.

    Tissa Fernando Tuesday, 05 July 2022 10:55 AM

    Inefficiency everywhere. Everyone is contributing to the greatest downfall of this country. Not sure if trade unions were behind this kind of activities.

    Alam Tuesday, 05 July 2022 11:05 AM

    Rubbish as usual

    Dilshan Perera Tuesday, 05 July 2022 11:01 PM

    Looks like the work of careless thotakaren!

    Kaak Kaak Wednesday, 06 July 2022 07:32 AM

    KAPUTAS?

    Kaputu Kaak Kaak Wednesday, 06 July 2022 07:42 AM

    Did kaputas hit the plane?


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