Etihad A-380 carried out emergency landing at BIA

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By Chaturanga Samarawickrama and T.K.G. Kapila   

An Etihad Airways A-380 Airbus carried out an emergency landing at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) last morning after a passenger had fallen ill, the airport Duty Manager said.

She said the 29-year-old Rumanian had suffered a chest pain while the Airbus was passing over Sri Lanka’s air space.   


The duty manager said the patient was handed over to the BIA medical team and later admitted to a private hospital in Negombo. 

 
She said the Etihad Airways airbus E-454 was on its way to Abu Dhabi from Sydney.   


Ceylon Petroleum Corporation’s Ceypetco-Aviation officials said the aircraft was refueled with 100,760 litres of jet fuel at a cost of Rs.9.7 million, .   


The aircraft delayed its departure time due to a technical error which had occurred during its landing. The passengers were accommodated at nearby tourist hotels until the repairs were completed.

 

 

A 29-year-old Rumanian had suffered a chest pain while the Airbus was passing over Sri Lanka’s air space  

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