released at 3.18am/21 Apr 2014
Sepang, 21 April 2014: Malaysia Airlines flight MH192 that departed Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 10.09pm bound for Bangalore earlier had turned back and landed safely in KLIA at 1.56am, today.
This was because one of the tyres on the right hand main landing gear burst during takeoff. The Captain was alerted by Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic Control that tyre debris were found on the runway and immediately contacted Malaysia Airlines Operations Control Centre (OCC) at 10:25pm. As safety is of utmost priority to Malaysia Airlines, the aircraft was required to turn back to KLIA.
The Airport Fire Rescue Services (AFRS) were deployed as soon as the pilot was instructed to turn back to KLIA by OCC.
All 159 passengers and 7 crew members on board have disembarked from the aircraft. MH192 will be re-timed to depart KLIA at 3.30pm on 21 April 2014 and arrive Bangalore at 5.00pm the same day.
Meanwhile all passengers will be accommodated at nearby hotels.