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Air force Bell 412 makes emergency landing

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A Bell 412 helicopter carrying Air force personnel including a high ranking officer made a precautionary landing at grounds in Katupotha this morning, due to a suspected technical fault.

The Air force refused to confirm whether the Commander of the Air force was on board during the emergency landing

Speaking to Daily Mirror Online, Air force spokesman Air Commodore Andrew Wijesuriya refused to comment regarding the identity of the passengers on board.

“As a policy we do not disclose the personnel or rank of those on board, nor do we disclose the destination.

We are now taking measures to rectify the suspected defect” he said.

Pix by Arunika Sewwandi

  Comments - 10

  • Critic Roshan Friday, 07 June 2013 08:41 AM

    The bell rings badly!! its time to change the manufacturer.

    ANTON Friday, 07 June 2013 11:02 AM


    nalaka Friday, 07 June 2013 09:01 AM


    NZX Friday, 07 June 2013 11:40 AM

    Replace old junk with new reliable helicopters. Sri Lanka should not buy second hand junk.

    Peri Friday, 07 June 2013 06:05 AM

    Must be slow news day for this to be classified as breaking news. Why would anyone be interested in knowing this particular information anyway?

    Porky Pig Friday, 07 June 2013 06:05 AM

    The common mans transport!

    Jay Friday, 07 June 2013 12:00 AM

    These r the new ones, who was the vvip who was travelling. via DM Android App

    modabuster Friday, 07 June 2013 06:38 AM

    Absolutely !

    mushtaq Friday, 07 June 2013 09:52 AM

    Buy Chinese helicopters now. More reliable .

    Fusion Friday, 07 June 2013 12:45 PM

    Good that everyone is safe

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