Kuala Lumpur, Apr 21 IBNS | 4 months ago

Malaysia Airlines on Monday said its flight MH192, which departed Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 10.09 pm bound for Bangalore earlier, had turned back and landed safely in KLIA on Monday.


The flight said the move was made as one of the tyres on the right hand main landing gear burst during takeoff.

"The Captain was alerted by Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control that tyre debris were found on the runway and immediately contacted Malaysia Airlines Operations Control Centre (OCC) at 10:25pm. As safety is of utmost priority to Malaysia Airlines, the aircraft was required to turn back to KLIA," Malaysia Airlines said in a statement.

The Airport Fire Rescue Services (AFRS) were deployed as soon as the pilot was instructed to turn back to KLIA by OCC.

All 159 passengers and 7 crew members on board have disembarked from the aircraft.

The airlines said: "MH192 will be retimed to depart KLIA at 3.30pm on 21 April 2014 and arrive Bangalore at 5.00pm the same day.Meanwhile all passengers will be accommodated at nearby hotels".

(Posted on 21-04-2014)