It’s been almost two months since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, however Malaysia Airlines was in the news again yesterday for another one of their planes that had an emergency.
This time Malaysia Airlines flight 192 headed to India made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur after a tire burst upon takeoff. This was aboard one of their 737-800 aircraft with 166 people onboard.
The good news is that all the passengers and crew landed safetly in Kuala Lumpur and no one was injured. Before landing, the plane circled repeatedly to burn off fuel.
Per this news article, the airline said Flight 192 to Bangalore in southern India landed safely at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 1:56 a.m. (1756 GMT) Monday, about four hours after it departed.
“This was because one of the tires on the right-hand main landing gear burst during takeoff,” the airline said in its latest statement emailed to The Associated Press.
The incident comes more than six weeks after a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 239 people on board 8isappeared March 8 on an overnight flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Searchers are still trying to locate the plane, which is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.