MH360 air-turn back due to landing gear issue: Malaysia Airlines


Putrajaya: Malaysia Airlines flight MH360, which departed from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Saturday evening, experienced an air-turn back due to a landing gear issue.

In a statement today, Malaysia Airlines said the operating captain made a decision to return to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in the interest of passengers’ safety.

“The aircraft landed safely at 9.03 pm on the same day and is currently being rectified by engineers,” the airline said, quoted by national news agency BERNAMA.

“The flight MH360, which will be serviced by another aircraft, departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.30 am on Nov 10 and arrived in Beijing at 6.35 am on the same day.”

Malaysia Airlines said all onward connections were arranged for the passengers.

“Safety is Malaysia Airlines’ number one priority at all times and it regrets for the inconvenience caused to its passengers,” it added.

Flight MH360 reportedly departed KLIA at 6 pm and was scheduled to arrive in Beijing at 12.20 am on Sunday.

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