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Monday, April 21, 2014

MAS - Another Air Turn back

MH192 The government has instructed an investigation into why Malaysia Airlines planes have faced a series of troubles recently, said Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi.

“We have ordered a probe on why there are a series of technical problems involving Malaysia Airlines planes,” he was quoted as saying in The Star.

The report added that the Transport Ministry will review the standard safety procedures before take-off for all flights following the latest Malaysia Airlines Flight MH192 incident.

Flight MH192 departed from KL International Airport at 10.09pm for Bangalore, India last night and was to arrive at 2.35am (Malaysian time).

It was forced to turn back to KL International Airport for an emergency landing after discovering the tyre of its right landing gear had exploded during take-off, but not before having to circle over the coast of Selangor for around four hours.
On March 24, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH066 bound for Incheon, South Korea was diverted to Hong Kong for an emergency landing after experiencing electrical failure.

On the 8th of that month, the airline lost Flight MH370 after it mysteriously cut off communications with tower controllers and flew into the unknown. A massive search operation in the Indian Ocean has yet to find the aircraft.

Meanwhile, police are looking into the possibility of sabotage in the MH192 incident.

"We will take the necessary steps to investigate," inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar told a press conference today.
Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein (left in photo) has asked the police to investigate elements of sabotage, as there have been many incidents of late involving the national carrier.

Initially the question was posed to Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who was also present at the press conference at the Police Academy International Association Conference, but Zahid told Khalid to respond.


Hishammuddin said incidents such as the MH192 turn-back and emergency landing at KLIA last night should not have happened.

The minister said MAS would be tabling a report on the incident to the cabinet in two days, and said he was proud of the pilots and crew members who were calm and kept the passengers informed.

The affected passengers will board another MAS flight to transport them to Bangalore at 3.30pm today.

Sources

  1. Malaysiakini

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