Saturday, 14 June 2014 - 12:44
Wheel of aircraft falls on to Southern Expressway.-Video
A wheel of a light private aircraft fell on the Southern Expressway at Milleniya area this morning.
The Expressway Control Room stated that a passenger heading from Dodamgoda to Kottawa informed them regarding the fallen wheel.
According to Air Force media spokesman Wing Commander Gihan Seneviratne, a wheel had detached from an air craft used for training at a Flight Training Centre in Ratmalana this morning.
However, the Trainee Pilot of this aircraft was able to safely land at Ratmalana air port.
Centered at Ratmalana Air Port, the private Flight Training Centre’s aircraft Cesna 152 received no damages.
However, the Trainee Pilot has been sent to a hospital for a routine check up.
The aircraft wheel which was found at the 18th kilometer post along Southern Expressway between Kottawa to Matara, has been handed over to the Gelani-gama Police Station.