Part of a light aircraft had fallen on to the playground of M. D. H. Jayawardena Primary School in Thalangama North on Friday morning (July 3). The incident had occurred around 7.20am. According to the Police, the unidentified blue fragment had measured two by one and a half feet long. The object is believed to be part of a seaplane.
“The part had fallen off a private light aircraft traveling from Colombo to Nuwara Eliya,” said an officer of the Police Media Unit adding that the flight had continued on the journey without further incident. No injuries were reported due to the incident. The incident has been reported to the Civil Aviation Authority.