Malaysia Airlines flight to Yangon turns back to Kuala Lumpur

A Malaysia Airlines flight bound for Yangon had to turn around and return to Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Dec 20, 2015.
A Malaysia Airlines flight bound for Yangon had to turn around and return to Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Dec 20, 2015. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

PETALING JAYA (The Star/Asia News Network) - A Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight bound for Yangon made an about-turn for unknown reasons and landed safely in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday (Dec 20), the airline said.

The company said it was investigating the incident and would release a statement once the probe is completed.

"Malaysia Airlines flight MH742, 20 December 2015, that departed from KL International Airport (KLIA) at 1.59pm bound for Yangon made an air turn back towards Kuala Lumpur and has landed safely in KLIA at 3.45pm today," MAS said in a statement sent to The Star

The Boeing 737-800 aircraft had been scheduled to arrive in Yangon at 3.05pm.