SEPANG, April 21 – 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. 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. 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 airline will provide regular updates on the situation. Department of Civil Aviation official says Malaysia Airlines MH192 will only be allowed to land at Kuala Lumpur International Airport once it runs out of petrol.
A Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight bound for Bangalore in India has made a turn back to Kuala Lumpur. In a tweet posted by MAS at 12.39am, it said flight MH192 had departed from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 10.09pm on Sunday. “[#MASalert] Flight MH192 that departed from KUL at 10.09pm bound for Bangalore has made an air turn back towards KUL. More details to follow,” tweeted @MAS at 12.39am on Monday. MAS tweeted that more details were to follow. A search on real-time flight tracker website Flightradar24.com revealed that the Boeing 737-8H6, which departed Kuala Lumpur at 10.10pm, was still midair at 1.15am. The plane was flying at 7000 feet off the Straits of Malacca, close to Pulau Lumut.