Emirates airlines Dubai bound flight makes emergency landing in Sri Lanka

Jun 26, 2015 (LBO) – An A380 flight of Emirates Airlines with 501 passengers from Sydney to Dubai made an emergency landing in Colombo, an airport duty manager said.

“Emirates flight EK413 from Sydney to Dubai on 25th June was diverted to Colombo due to a technical fault,” a statement from the Airline said.

“The aircraft landed safely at Bandaranaike International Airport and passengers were transferred to other Emirates flights.”

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gappiya
gappiya
7 years ago

i THOUGHT WE COULD NOT LAND A380 AS PER THE PREVIOUS REGIME! AND THAT WAS THE REASON FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF MATTALA? CAN SOMEONE PLEASE ENLIGHTEN ME?

Dewmini Gamlath
Dewmini Gamlath
7 years ago
Reply to  gappiya

Apparently we can accommodate A380 in an emergency. It happened in 2012 as well, but BIA is still not upgraded to serve them on a frequent basis, AFAIK.

roshan BD
roshan BD
7 years ago
Reply to  gappiya

an A380 can land in almost any normal airport as per wheel weight distribution is less than a normal 747. but for taxing and for terminal handling airports need to be upgraded. for SL its the same. we have had about 3 to 4 A380 stopovers by EK but they do not connect to the terminal they refuel and sometimes do a schedule landing and continue on the journey.