At least five crew members were injured this morning when a SriLankan flight, flying from Paris to Colombo encountered severe turbulence, a Spokesman for the airline said.
None of the 193 passengers were injured due to the incident. The flight-UL 564, carrying 193 passengers and 16 crew members onboard, landed at the Bandaranaike International Air Port at 5.21 am today, Spokesman Deepal Perera said.
“Soon after the landing, the injured were admitted to the hospital for immediate medical treatment. All five crew members received minor injuries and one crew member was already discharged,” he said.
Following is the statement issued by the SriLankan Airlines with regard to the incident
SriLankan flight UL 564 experiences turbulence
Colombo, June 18, 2015: SriLankan Airlines’ Colombo bound flight UL 564 from Paris experienced turbulent weather conditions over the Arabian Sea, close to India and landed safely at BIA this morning.
The Aircraft was an Airbus 330-200. There were 193 passengers including four infants and 16 crew members on board at the time of the incident. Five cabin crew members have sustained minor injuries due to the incident, while no injuries have been reported among passengers. The injured were referred to medical examinations upon arrival.
The flight departed Charles de Gaulle Airport at 1300 UTC yesterday and arrived in Colombo this morning at 0521 hrs, Sri Lankan time.