KERALA

SriLankan flight makes emergency landing

Staff Reporter

Nedumbassery: A SriLankan Airlines flight from Colombo with 114 passengers on board made an emergency landing at the Cochin international airport on Thursday morning.

Airport officials said the aircraft, UL 165, landed safely at 8.45 a.m. after the crew spotted a defunct nose wheel and alerted the Air Traffic Control (ATC) authorities here. Personnel of the Fire and Rescue Services and Central Industrial Security Force, and officials of other agencies rushed to the runway on instructions from the airport officials.

The malfunctioning of the nose wheel was noticed during the flight from Colombo to here. After evacuating the passengers, the aircraft was towed to the parking bay.

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