MH134 forced to turn back after technical glitch, says MAS


This photo of Flight MH134 was taken at 2am (Brisbane time) by James Baxter, who works close to the airport.

PETALING JAYA: A Malaysia Airlines flight from Brisbane bound for Kuala Lumpur was forced to perform an air turn back after encountering a technical issue. 

In a statement Thursday (July 19), Malaysia Airlines confirmed that Flight MH134 made a turn back after departing from the Brisbane International Airport at 11.18pm on Wednesday (July 19). 

Details of the technical issue were not provided. 

“The safety of all passengers and crew on board is of paramount importance at all times and the captain in charge made the decision to return to Brisbane,” said airline. 

The flight, which was scheduled to arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 5.50am on Thursday, landed safely at the Brisbane Airport at 12.34am. 

“The aircraft is currently undergoing technical inspection and rectification,” said Malaysia Airlines. 

It said hotel accommodation, meals and transportation have been organised for all passengers.

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