ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan airlines said one of its aircraft parked at Malé airport in the Maldives had been hit from behind, damaging its tail section.
An airport ground support vehicle had collided with the aircraft.
“Minor structural damage occurred to the tail section (stabilizer) of the aircraft due to this incident,” the airline said in a statement.
“The SriLankan Engineering team based at the Malé International Airport are currently working round the clock to replace the affected parts and return the aircraft to service.”
SriLankan has its own engineering unit which is certified by a number of global aviation regulations and also services aircraft of other airlines. (Colombo/Apr22/2021)