Malaysia Airline passenger aircraft MH192 is seen on a tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. - EPA
PETALING JAYA: A Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight bound for Bengaluru (Bangalore) which was forced to make a turn back, landed safely at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport early Monday.
MAS tweeted that the Boeing 737-200 aircraft landed at 1.56am, after a tyre in its right-hand landing gear burst during take off.
Earlier, MAS had issued a statement that Flight MH192, that departed from KLIA at 10.09pm bound for Bengaluru, had to make an air turn back.
It was scheduled to arrive in Bengaluru, India, at 11.35pm the same day.
The aircraft was carrying a total of 166 people, including 159 passengers and seven crew members.
MH192 has been re-timed to depart KLIA at 3.30pm Monday and arrive in Bengaluru at 5.00pm the same day.
All passengers are being accommodated at nearby hotels.
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