SriLankan flight made a safe emergency landing at BIA

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A SriLankan aircraft from Colombo to Mumbai made an emergency landing safely at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) with 138 passengers and seven crew members early this morning due to a technical failure, a SriLankan Spokesman said.

The flight UL-141 which had taken off from the BIA around 11.47 pm last night had been in the air for two hours and eight minutes and the technical failure had occurred soon after it reached its destination.

The spokesman said that the pilot of the aircraft had informed the BIA control tower about the technical failure and accordingly it had instructed the pilot to return the flight back to BIA with its passengers without landing at the Mumbai Airport.

He also said the passengers were sent via another SriLankan flight around 3.34 this morning.