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UPDATE: Mihin Lanka flight makes emergency landing over suspected fire

UPDATE: Mihin Lanka flight makes emergency landing over suspected fire

April 9, 2012  10:36 am

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A Mihin Lanka flight bound for Malaysia has made an emergency landing at the Katunayake airport after a fire had erupted in the cargo hold area of the plane. No details of damages have been reported yet, according to Government Information Department.

However, Mihin Lanka denied reports that a fire had erupted on a Malaysia-bound flight.

Rohan Perera Head of Commercial at Mihin Lanka, speaking to Ada Derana, stated that a flight bound to Jakarta, which took off at 7.20am today had grounded at the Katunayake airport again one hour later “due to the pilot suspecting a fire in the cargo hold.”

However, he added, it has now been revealed that a fire had not erupted within the plane and engineers are inspecting to determine the technical fault.
 

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