SriLankan Airlines flight in emergency landing at Bangkok
Apr 08, 2016 16:20 PM GMT+0530 | 0 Comment(s)
ECONOMYNEXT – SriLankan Airlines said a flight from Thailand to Colombo on April 7, 2016 with 263 passengers returned to base at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport after a malfunction in the air conditioning resulted in smoke in the cabin.
The aircraft, flight UL 891, landed safely and no one was injured, the national carrier said in a statement.
“Flight UL 891 departed Bangkok at 2209 hours (Bangkok time). The smoke was detected after 19 minutes in the air,” it said.
“The operating crew immediately took steps to shut down the air conditioning system and requested urgency to land at Suvarnabhumi Airport.”
Upon landing safely,to avoid prolonged exposure to smoke in the cabin, the pilot disembarked all passengers at a remote bay onto the tarmac using passenger disembarking steps, an industry standard safety practice, the airline said.
Flight UL891 finally departed Bangkok at 0337 hours on Friday with 235 passengers after aircraft engineers rectified the fault and the aircraft was cleared to fly after a thorough inspection.
(COLOMBO, April 08, 2016)