Published 20/04/2014 | 19:58
A Malaysian Airlines flight was today forced to make an 'air turn' after a technical malfunction.
Flight MH192, departing from Kuala Lumpur for Bangalore, after "the aircraft's right-hand landing gear malfunctioned upon takeoff and is expected to make an emergency landing at KLIA at around 2.00am, today," the company's statement reads.
"Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH192 that departed from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 10.09pm bound for Bangalore has made an air turn back towards Kuala Lumpur," a statement from the airline said.
"Flight MH192, operated on the B737-800 aircraft, was scheduled to arrive in Bangalore at 11.35pm the same day. The flight was carrying a total number of 166 people on board which include 159 passengers and 07 crew members.
"Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the Airport Fire Rescue Services (AFRS) in anticipation of the landing."
The flight has safely landed in Kuala Lumpur.
The news comes just over a month after flight MH370 went missing.
Up to 11 aircraft and 12 ships are continuing to scan the ocean surface for debris from the Boeing 777, which disappeared March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Radar and satellite data show the jet mysteriously veered far off course for unknown reasons and would have run out of fuel in the remote section of the southern Indian Ocean where the search has been focused. Not one piece of debris has been recovered since the massive multinational hunt began.
The search co-ordination centre has said the hunt for floating debris on the surface will continue for at least the next few days.
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