Saturday, July 16, 2022

Sri Lankan flight makes emergency landing in Chennai airport

Chennai: A Sri Lankan Airlines flight made an emergency landing at the Chennai airport on Friday morning after the pilot detected a snag in the aircraft’s hydraulic system. The aircraft landed safely at 9.10am.

The Colombo-Chennai flight (UL121) developed the snag as it neared the city. A full emergency was declared, and crash tenders were positioned by the side of the runway as per protocol. The flight was given priority for landing.

As the landing gear was working, foam or other chemicals used to prevent fire was not sprayed on the runway.

An airport official said the landing was safe and it did not affect other services.

16/07/22 Times of India

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