NEW DELHI: Malaysian Airlines has reported that its Kuala Lumpur-Bangalore flight MH192 has made an emergency air turnback and is now returning to Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia Airlines confirmed that flight MH192 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 2am, today, according to the statement issued by Malaysia Airlines.
Malaysian Airlines tweeted from its official account that the flight was on its way back.
[#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
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 7 crew members, the statement said.
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.