CAA suspends flights of private company involved in emergency landings

CAA suspends flights of private company involved in emergency landings

CAA suspends flights of private company involved in emergency landings

Written by Zulfick Farzan

27 Dec, 2021 | 6:01 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Civil Aviation Authority has decided to suspend all flight operations of the private company that owned the Cessna 172 aircraft that made an emergency landing in Negombo on Monday (27)

Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority Upul Dharmadasa told News 1st that the operations will be suspended pending investigations.

Sri Lanka Air Force Spokesperson Group Captain Dushan Wijesinghe speaking to News 1st said all four people on board the aircraft sustained injuries and were hospitalized.

Two pilots and a foreign couple were thus injured.

It is reported that they were flying from Sigiriya to Koggala, and encountered an issue en route, forcing the pilots to make an emergency landing.

Earlier, on the 22nd of December, a light training Aircraft belonging to the same private company made an emergency landing between Panadura and Kalutara.

The trainee pilot and instructor were inside the aircraft at the time of the incident, and none of them were harmed.

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