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Incidents like MH192 should not happen, says Hishammuddin

Published on Apr 21, 2014 10:35 AM
 
Malaysian Minister of Defence and Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein answers questions from journalists during a press conference on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on April 15, 2014. Mr Hishammuddin wants a report by April 23, 2014, on incident in which a Malaysia Airlines flight bound for Bangalore was forced to turn back due to a landing gear malfunction on April 21, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP  

SEPANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Acting Transport Minister said he wants a report by Wednesday on Monday's incident in which a Malaysia Airlines flight bound for Bangalore was forced to turn back due to a landing gear malfunction.

Mr Hishammuddin Hussein said although he was impressed with the way the emergency landing at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) was handled by the crew of MH192, the incident should not have happened.

"These sort of incidents should not happen. I have directed that although MAS is under Khazanah (Nasional Bhd), the ministry should be given the report as soon as possible," he told reporters at KLIA.

"I give them two days. On Wednesday, I want to see an early report as this is not something like MH370 that is missing in the Indian Ocean, it is related to the condition of the tyres (landing gear)," he said.

 
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