Aircraft Accidents and fatalities in Sri Lanka
|Year||No of accidents||Fatalities||Remarks|
2- minor injuries
Pls see Note 3
- On 4th February, 2004 at 2230hrs Local Time (1630UTC), IL-18 cargo aircraft registered in Republic of Kyrgyz as EX005 operated by Phoenix Aviation based in Sharjah UAE, landed on the grass patch parallel to runway 04 at Bandaranaike International Airport, and eventually coming to a stop on the runway. The landing caused heavy structural damages to Aircraft, rendering it beyond economical repair, and certain damages to the aerodrome equipment. There were four cockpit crew and three ground crew onboard, and no injuries reported.
- On 08th September 2005 at 1353 hrs local time (07.53 UTC), B 747- 368 passenger aircraft registered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as HZ-AIP owned and operated by Saudi Arabian Airlines was taxing for Runway 22 for the scheduled flight from BIA Colombo to Jeddah via Riyadh. While the aircraft was taxing on parallel taxiway towards Runway 22, the Captain was informed of a bomb threat to his aircraft by the Air Traffic Controller. Aircraft taxied to the isolated parking position and passengers were evacuated through slides. Few passengers were injured in the evacuation process and one female passenger succumbed to her injuries later. There was no significant disruption to airport operations due to the accident.
- The accident occurred at 0450 UTC on 16th October 2005 at Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The SriLankan Airlines flight UL 316, 4R-ALA which arrived from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was parked at Parking Bay A18 and the disembarkation of passengers had been in progress. A ground vehicle which was approaching the aircraft for maintenance collided with the stepladder positioned at L4 door shifting the ladder away from the aircraft. Consequently one passenger who was disembarking the aircraft fell between the displaced ladder and the aircraft, who later succumbed to injuries. A few others who were on the stepladder were also injured due to this accident.
- On the 27th of December 2021 at approximately 0822 UTC, a charter flight 4R-GAF (Cessna 172L) operated by Sakurai Aviation Ltd crash landed within 2 to 3 nautical miles north east of VCBI (Bandaranaike International Airport) on emergency approach to Runway 22 with 04 passengers on board (POB). The aircraft was bound from VCCS (Sigiriya Airport) to VCCK (Koggala Airport) when a diversion was requested due to engine RPM fluctuations and subsequent engine power loss. The aircraft crash landed with damage to the structure and injuries to occupants. Serious injuries to one occupant and no fatalities.