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Sri Lankan Airways flight with 248 on board gets caught in crosswinds during landing at Cochin, no one hurt

A Sri Lankan Airways flight with 248 persons on board got caught in crosswinds during landing on Sunday at Cochin International Airport, but there were no injuries. The flight touched down one metre away from the designated path due to strong crosswinds.

kerala Updated: May 28, 2018 00:00 IST
Press Trust of India, Kochi
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The runway at Cochin airport was closed for 50 minutes. Only one Jet Airways flight from Mumbai was diverted after a Sri Lankan Airways flight got caught in crosswinds during landing.(HT/Picture for representation)

A Sri Lankan Airways flight with 248 persons on board got caught in cross wind during landing on Sunday at Cochin International Airport, but there were no injuries, airport sources said.

They said UL 167 Sri Lankan Airbus landed at the airport at 3.55 pm. But it touched down one metre away from the designated path due to strong crosswinds.

“The aircraft was brought back to the taxi bay. There were no casualties. All 248 passengers are safe,” a source said.

The runway was closed for 50 minutes. Only one Jet airways flight from Mumbai was diverted due to the incident, sources said.