PETALING JAYA: Rayani Air is investigating the possibility of sabotage after a shattered windshield in the cockpit of its Boeing 737 left more than 200 passengers stranded in Langkawi.
According to mStar, Rayani Air issued a statement on Tuesday confirming that Flight RN180 was cancelled not due to technical problems.
“Cracks were found on the cockpit’s windshield after the flight. We are investigating the incident to find out if there was any sabotage.
“We are working with relevant authorities to handle the situation,” said the statement.
In Tuesday’s incident, more than 200 passengers were left stranded at the Langkawi International Airport after Flight RN180 to Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 scheduled at 11.10am was cancelled.
Rayani Air also said it was working to ensure that all stranded passengers would be able to continue their journey safely.
“On behalf of Rayani Air, we apologise for the flight cancellation from Langkawi today and hope that passengers understand the situation,” the airline said.
Passengers who want a refund for their flight tickets have been urged to contact Rayani Air on its hotline.
Bernama reported that another Rayani Air flight scheduled at 6.20pm had also been cancelled.
Rayani Air is Malaysia's first Syariah-compliant airline and has been operating since Dec 20.