Jan 13, 2020

Flight makes emergency landing at BIA with 2 dead passengers

A Lion Air flight had made an emergency landing at Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake around 2.45 am today (13) after two passengers became seriously ill, reports say.

The flight which took off from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia was heading towards Indonesia's Surabaya Airport.

However, upon being inspected by doctors after landing at BIA, both passengers were found to be already deceased.

The victims, who are both Indonesian nationals are a male aged 64 years and a 77-year old female, airport authorities said.

Their remains have been taken to the Negombo Base hospital and are to be handed over to the Indonesian embassy.