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A Malaysia Airways Flight Was Forced To Turn Around After Mechanical Issues

The flight safely landed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 1:56 a.m.

Last updated on April 20, 2014, at 2:42 p.m. ET

Posted on April 20, 2014, at 2:42 p.m. ET

UPDATED — April 20, 6:30 p.m. ET:

AP Photo/Vincent Thian

Malaysia Airlines flight MH192, which departed from Kuala International AIrport at 10:09 p.m. heading towards Bangalore, turned back towards Kuala Lumpur after the aircraft's landing gear malfunctioned during takeoff.

The plane was carrying 166 people, seven of whom were crew members.

[#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

Malaysia Airlines@MAS

[#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

12:39 PM - 20 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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[#MASalert] Malaysia Airlines flight MH192 that made an air turn back towards KLIA has landed safely at 1:56am. Alhamdulillah.

Malaysia Airlines@MAS

[#MASalert] Malaysia Airlines flight MH192 that made an air turn back towards KLIA has landed safely at 1:56am. Alhamdulillah.

02:07 PM - 20 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Flight MH192 landed safely at Kuala International AIrport at 1:56 a.m.

PHOTO #MH192 on the ground at KLIA.

Malaysia Airlines released a media statement through their Facebook page.

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