Malaysia Airlines Jet to Bangalore Makes Safe Landing after Midair Turnback

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Image: Pedro Moura Pinheiro/Flickr
Image: Pedro Moura Pinheiro/Flickr

NEW DELHI – The Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur-Bangalore Flight MH192 that made an emergency turnback on Sunday night landed back safely at Kuala Lumpur airport, reports Times of India.

Earlier, the airline said that its Flight MH192 on the way to Bangalore from Kuala Lumpur with 166 people on board would shortly attempt an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur after its landing gear malfunctioned on take-off.

The airline confirmed the flight departed from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 10.09pm bound for Bangalore has made a midair turnback towards Kuala Lumpur. It further said the aircraft’s right-hand landing gear malfunctioned upon take-off and was expected to make an emergency landing at KLIA at around 2am, Malaysia time.

Malaysian Airlines tweeted from its official account that the flight landed back safely. Malaysia’s transport minister Hishammuddin Hussein said earlier on his Twitter feed that a tyre was reported to have burst on take-off.

Hussein tweeted: “All passengers safe alhamdullilah – nevertheless – i am getting ready 2 go there personally !!!” Malaysia is grappling with the mystery of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that disappeared on March 8 while flying to Beijing from Kaula Lumpur with 239 people on board.

A multinational search operation is currently under way in the southern Indian Ocean to find the missing Boeing 777.

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