Flight operations of Sakurai Aviation suspended
Flight operations of Sakurai Aviation Limited has been suspended with immediate effect until investigations are concluded, according to Civil Aviation Authority sources. This move comes following two emergency landings of two of their aircrafts within the space of a few days.
Sakurai Aviation Limited operates a training academy and scenic flights for local and foreign tourists.
The flight operations of Sakurai Aviation was suspended after a flight carrying tourists made an emergency landing near Katunayake yesterday, according to the Civil Aviation Authority.
The Cessna 172 aircraft was heading to Ratmalana from Sigiriya when it made the emergency landing.
Two foreigners who were on the plane sustained injuries in the incident.