MD & Chief Engineer of private aviation company arrested over emergency landings

MD & Chief Engineer of private aviation company arrested over emergency landings

MD & Chief Engineer of private aviation company arrested over emergency landings

Written by Zulfick Farzan

10 Jan, 2022 | 7:13 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Colombo Crimes Division on Monday (10) arrested the Managing Director and the Chief Engineer of a private aviation company that owned a light aircraft that made an emergency landing in Kimbulapitiya in December 2021.

They were arrested for negligence and liability, and the Colombo Crimes Division is investigating the matter based on the advice of the Inspector General of Police as there is a criminal element to these events.

Two foreign passengers and the two pilots were injured in the incident.

The ‘Cessna 172’ aircraft was flying from Sigiriya to Koggala when it requested permission from the Katunayake Airfield for an Emergency landing due to a technical failure on the 28th of December 2021.

This aircraft also belongs to the same private company that owned another private aircraft that made an emergency landing on the Payagala Beach on December 22.

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