Bangalore-Bound Mas Flight Turns Back Due To Passenger Safety
January 06, 2017 18:24 PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 (Bernama) -- Malaysia Airlines Flight MH104 that departed Kuala Lumpur for Bangalore this morning turned back to the KL International Airport (KLIA) in the interest of passenger safety. In a statement, Malaysia Airlines said the flight experienced a technical issue and the aircraft landed uneventfully at 2.10 pm.
"All passengers and crew safely disembarked and MH104 resumed on another aircraft which departed at 4.15 pm today, expected to arrive Bangalore at 5.30 pm.
"Safety is Malaysia Airlines' number one priority at all times. Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets any inconvenience," it added.
The flight departed KLIA at 9.45 am today and was supposed to reach Bangalore by 1.45 pm (local time).
It was reported that there were 60 Malaysians in the flight, including delegates from PKR, DAP and MIC who were heading for India's annual Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Non-Resident Indians) Conference in Bangalore.
The news report also said that among those travelling in the flight included Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk M. Saravanan and Bukit Gasing assemblyman Rajiv Rishyakaran.