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Malaysia Airlines flight from KL to Incheon diverted to Hong Kong due to technical problem

Published on Mar 24, 2014 11:50 AM
 
A Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Incheon, South Korea, was diverted to Hong Kong on March 23, 2014 due to a technical problem, the airline said on March 24, 2014. -- ST FILE PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

KUALA LUMPUR - A Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Incheon, South Korea, was diverted to Hong Kong on Sunday due to a technical problem, the airline said on Monday.

"Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH066 from Kuala Lumpur to Incheon on 23 March 2014 was diverted to Hong Kong due to an inoperative aircraft generator which supplies normal electrical power," it said in a statement.

"However electrical power continued to be supplied by the Auxiliary Power Unit. The aircraft was then diverted to Hong Kong for rectification and landed uneventfully."

Flight MH066 operated on the A330-300 aircraft, departed from Kuala Lumpur at 11.37pm on Sunday and was scheduled to arrive Incheon at 6.50am local time on Monday.

All 271 passengers from MH066 have been transferred on other carriers, the statement said.

The return flight MH067 from Incheon to Kuala Lumpur is cancelled and passengers have been transferred on other carriers as well as subsequent Malaysia Airlines flight to Kuala Lumpur, it added.

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