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Saturday March 22, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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PETALING JAYA: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane flying out of KL International Airport (KLIA) turned back shortly after takeoff due to technical problems.
The PIA Airbus A310-300 flight PK-899, which was on its way to the Pakistani capital of Lahore, developed problems a short while after taking off at about 10.50pm on March 19.
It is believed the plane had problems with its navigational equipment and the crew requested to return to KLIA.
The plane landed safely at KLIA about 65 minutes after take off.
PIA Malaysia country manager’s secretary R. Thilagavathy said all passengers and crew were safe and had been put up at a hotel temporarily.
“We have flown engineers from Pakistan to rectify the technical fault and hope to resume the flight by tonight (last night),” she said.
She also denied reports that the turn back was due to an engine fire.
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