Malaysia Airlines flight turns back mid-air and makes emergency landing

Published on : Monday, April 21, 2014

Malaysian-AirlinesIn an another strange incident, Malaysia Airlines flightt MH 192 made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysia Airlines flight was bound for Bangalore. It had to perform an air turn-back shortly after taking off as it suffered a landing gear malfunction according to latest reports.

The flight departed at 10:09 p.m. local time (10:09 a.m. ET), the airline said on its website. MAS, in its official Twitter account, stated: “Flight MH192 that departed from KUL at 10.09pm bound for Bangalore has made an air turn-back towards KUL. More details to follow.”



Although MAS did not state the reason for the turn back, Twitter accounts were alive with claims that a tyre on the nosewheel of the Boeing 737-800 had burst.
The Boeing 737 carrying 166 people was en route to Bangalore at the time of the incident, and emergency crews scrambled as it headed back for an emergency landing.


The plane was able to land safely, according to the Twitter account of Hishammuddin Hussein, Malaysian minister of defence and acting minister of transport.
At 1.40am, Malaysia Airlines in a statement confirms that flight MH192 that departed from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 10.09pm bound for Bangalore has made an air turn back towards Kuala Lumpur.



The aircraft’s right-hand landing gear malfunctioned upon takeoff and is expected to make an emergency landing at KLIA at around 2.00am. Flight MH192, operated on the B737-800 aircraft, was scheduled to arrive in Bangalore at 11.35pm the same day.




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