SriLankan Airlines flight UL 167, commanded by Captain Hardit Singh skidded off the runway in Cochin, India earlier today damaging two tyres in the process, Colombo Telegraph reliably learns.
Sri Lankan Airlines has had a bad history of aircraft skidding off the runway.
An aircraft commanded by Captain Druvi Perera once skidded off the runway in an Indian airport damaging the runway lights.
Current Manager Flight/Ground Safety Captain Keminda Yahampath once executed a heavy landing also in India bursting several tyres. Captain Yahampath in that incident continued to taxi on shredded tyres and bare rims compromising the safety of his passengers and crew. His actions were a blatant violation of safety standards.