LAST_UPDATEWed, 20 Jun 2018 8pm

Malaysia Airline Flight Diverted Safely As Power Generator Fails

PIC: ReutersPIC: ReutersKUALA LUMPUR: National carrier Malaysia Airlines said today that its flight from the capital to Incheon in South Korea yesterday was diverted to Hong Kong because an electricity generator on the plane had failed.

Flight MH066, an Airbus A330-300 aircraft, landed in Hong Kong uneventfully and all 271 passengers on board were transferred to other flights.

Despite the generator failure, “electrical power continued to be supplied by the Auxiliary Power Unit” and the plane had flew to Hong Kong where the problem was rectified, the airline said in a statement.

The plane which left Kuala Lumpur at 11.37pm yesterday was due to arrive in Incheon at 6.50am local time.

The airline said it has cancelled the return leg of the flight.

The incident is the latest in a series of misfortunes to hit the loss-making airline.

On Friday, birds flew into one of the windshields of a Malaysia Airlines aircraft landing in Nepal.

Nepalese authorities confirmed that a flock of birds had hit the jet’s windshields when it landed in the country’s capital, Kathmandu.

All 180 passengers and crew on board the flight were unharmed.

Reuters reported the location of the Kathmandu airport, surrounded by hills and forests, made it common for birds to fly into planes.

On March 8, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared less than an hour after leaving Kuala Lumpur International Airport for Beijing.

The search for the plane and 239 people on board has entered its third week and is continuing.

The Malay Mail