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SriLankan Airlines has clarified that contrary to various media reports, the safety of its passengers and crew on-board Flight UL 125 bound for Colombo from Chennai was never in any danger.

Issuing a media release, SriLankan Airlines  stated that its Chennai  bound flight from Colombo   UL 125, with 102 passengers and 12 crew on-board, landed safely at Chennai International Airport yesterday. (9th September 2015)

“Flight UL 125 during its decent in Chennai experienced overheating of a hydraulic system and subsequent to the landing, the Pilots requested for ground assistance to tow the aircraft. The aircraft was  then towed to the parking bay and the technical fault was rectified shortly.  It flew back to Colombo after a delay  of two hours , under the flight number UL 126,” the statement noted

“SriLankan wishes to reiterate that the Airline is dedicated to assure the safety of its passengers and at no point were the passengers and crew in danger, as stated in the media,” the airline further said.