Flight makes emergency landing at BIA as passengers fall sick

An Indonesia-bound passenger airplane made an emergency landing at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) early this morning (13).

According to reports, two Indonesian passengers had fallen ill during the flight from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Surabaya, Indonesia.

Accordingly, the flight was diverted to BIA for medical assistance. However, the passengers were pronounced dead.

Following investigations, the remains of the two passengers will be handed over to the Embassy of Indonesia in Colombo.