Bangalore-bound Malaysia Airlines plane turns back after tyre burst on takeoff

KUALA LUMPUR Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:42am IST

1 of 2. Malaysia Airlines flight MH192 from Kuala Lumpur to Bangalore is seen at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur, April 21, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Samsul Said

Related Topics

Stocks

   

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people on board turned back and landed safely at Kuala Lumpur airport early on Monday because one of the tyres on its main landing gear burst during takeoff, the airline said.

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) said tyre debris was noticed on the runway at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 16 minutes after the plane had taken off for Bangalore.

The captain of the Boeing 737-800, carrying 159 passengers and seven crew, was alerted immediately and airport fire rescue services were deployed. The jet landed safely.

Flight MH192 was rescheduled to depart again later on Monday, MAS said in a statement.

Last month, a Malaysia Airlines flight with 239 people on board disappeared soon after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. The search for its presumed wreckage is continuing in the southern Indian Ocean.

Shares of MAS rose 2.27 percent on Monday.

(Reporting By Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah; Editing by Paul Tait)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

Markets

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Political Pulse

Political Pulse

100 days of Modi: Good for business, not so good for marginalised groups.  Full Article 

Segway in India

Segway in India

Segway’s India business pegs hope on tech-savvy Modi  Full Article 

Best Economy

Best Economy

Swiss economy most competitive once again; EU, U.S., Japan improve.  Full Article 

Power Outage

Power Outage

Mumbai hit by power cuts  Full Article 

Commodities

Commodities

Gold imports, premiums to jump on festive demand - top refiner  Full Article 

Economic Worries

Economic Worries

Pakistan's promises to IMF in doubt as protests sap economy   Full Article 

Islamic Finance

Islamic Finance

Basel III deposit challenge looms over Islamic banks   Full Article 

Antitrust Probes

Antitrust Probes

U.S. business lobby says concerned China antitrust probes unfair.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage