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* SriLankan plane carrying 228 passengers hits runway light at Cochin airport during rain
Sun, May 27, 2018, 09:37 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 27, Colombo: A SriLankan Airlines plane carrying 228 passengers has hit a ground light at an Indian airport during landing in rainy weather today.

The national carrier said SriLankan Airlines UL flight 167 en route from Colombo to Cochin landed at Cochin International Airport at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday (27th May) during an intense rain shower caused by the onset of the Monsoon.

Due to the ambient conditions, strong winds and heavy rain, the aircraft veered toward the runway edge and caused damage to some ground lights, the airline said in a media release.

The flight landed has landed safely with no injuries to passengers or crew. The flight was carrying a total 228 passengers and 12 crew members.

The aircraft was given a thorough inspection and certified as undamaged by SriLankan Airlines engineering staff. There was minor damage to two lights on the runway.

"SriLankan Airlines affords the highest priority to the safety of its passengers and crew members at all times," the airline said.


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