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Thursday April 24, 2014 MYT 11:22:00 AM
Thursday April 24, 2014 MYT 1:43:22 PM
by david tan
GEORGE TOWN: A Firefly flight bound for Kota Bahru was required to turn back to Penang International Airport, less than half an hour after departing at 6.55am Thursday.
A media statement issued by the airlines said flight FY1002, a code share with Malaysia Airlines flight MH9948, was forced to turn back due to technical difficulties.
“This was because the aircraft’s landing gear was unable to retract after being airborne.
The ATR 72 aircraft (pic) has been sent to Firefly’s base in Subang for repairs.
This incident comes days after Malaysia Airlines flight MH192 bound for Bangalore, India was forced to make an emergency landing due to a burst tire early Monday morning.
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