Aircraft Accidents and fatalities in Sri Lanka
|Year||No of accidents||Fatalities||Remarks|
- 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.