AirAsia flight from Penang to Langkawi turns back due to 'technical issues'

An AirAsia flight en route to Pulau Langkawi had to turn back due to "technical issues" some 10 minutes after taking off from Penang on Sunday afternoon. -- PHOTO: AFP
An AirAsia flight en route to Pulau Langkawi had to turn back due to "technical issues" some 10 minutes after taking off from Penang on Sunday afternoon. -- PHOTO: AFP

GEORGE TOWN (The Star/Asia News Network) - An AirAsia flight en route to Pulau Langkawi had to turn back due to "technical issues" some 10 minutes after taking off from Penang on Sunday afternoon.

Flight AK6242, with more than 150 people onboard, had departed at 4.30pm from the Penang International Airport Sunday.

Sources said the flight eventually took off again at 6.15pm and reached its destination at 6.47pm.