Malaysia Airlines flight MH192 was forced to abandon a
flight to Bangalore. REUTERS/Samsul Said
A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane with 166 people on
board has landed safely at Kuala Lumpur airport after being
forced to abandon a flight to Bangalore because of problems
with its landing gear, the airline said.
Defence Minister and Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin
Hussein said in a tweet: 'All landed safely - going there
Malaysia Airlines had said earlier that the Boeing 737-800,
carrying 159 passengers and seven crew, had suffered a
malfunction of its right-hand landing gear upon takeoff, and
would be forced to attempt an emergency landing.
The website www.flightradar24.com, which
displays live air traffic, showed Flight MH192 repeatedly
circling Kuala Lumpur airport before the eventual landing.
Fire rescue services had been placed on standby, according to
Last month a Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared on a flight
from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in unexplained circumstances
with 239 people on board, and the search for its presumed
wreckage is still continuing in the Indian Ocean.