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PUBLISHED: Jan 6, 2017 10:17pm

Malaysia Airlines flight turnback, passengers later flown on another plane

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KUALA LUMPUR, 6 Jan 2017:

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 2.10pm.

“All passengers and crew safely disembarked and MH104 resumed on another aircraft which departed at 4.15pm today, expected to arrive Bangalore at 5.30pm.

“Safety is Malaysia Airlines’ number one priority at all times. Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets any inconvenience.”

The flight departed KLIA at 9.45am today and was supposed to reach Bangalore by 1.45pm (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.

Among those travelling on the flight reportedly included Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk M. Saravanan and Bukit Gasing assemblyman Rajiv Rishyakaran.

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