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Published: Monday April 21, 2014 MYT 1:49:00 AM
Updated: Monday April 21, 2014 MYT 12:01:28 PM

Malaysia Airlines’ statement on MH192 which was forced to make a turn back

Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin together with Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya after meeting the passenger of flight MH192. - Bernama

Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin together with Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya after meeting the passenger of flight MH192. - Bernama

SEPANG: Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH192 that departed from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 10.09pm bound for Bengaluru (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, Monday.

Flight MH192, operated on a B737-800 aircraft, was scheduled to arrive in Bengaluru at 11.35pm the same day. The flight was carrying a total number of 166 people on board which include 159 passengers and seven crew members.

Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the Airport Fire Rescue Services (AFRS) in anticipation of the landing.

The airline will provide regular updates on the situation.

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Tags / Keywords: MH192, Malaysia Airlines, Bangalore, KLIA, emergency landing

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