MALAYSIA Airlines (MAS) flight MH192 bound for Bengaluru was forced to turn back and make an emergency landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) early this morning.
According to an MAS press statement, this was due to a malfunctioning of the Boeing 737-800’s right-hand landing gear upon takeoff. The plane landed safely at 01.56 this morning.
MH192 had departed from KLIA at 22.09 last night and was scheduled to arrive in Bengaluru at 23.35 on April 20.
It carried 159 passengers and seven crew members on board, MAS revealed in a press statement.
The incident comes in the wake of MAS' missing MH370 that has thrown up questions about airline tracking and safety (TTG Asia e-Daily, March 25, 2014).