News

Malaysian Airlines flight MH179 to Colombo forced to turn back to KL

17 February 2017 - 918   - 0

Malaysia Airlines flight MH179 to Colombo was forced to turn back to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) today due to technical issues, a statement said.

 Malaysia Airlines in a statement said the aircraft that departed at 10.10pm yesterday, had to turn back when its auxiliary power unit (APU) was unable to start. The APU is backup power that is required to be switched on when an aircraft crosses over water. The aircraft landed at the KLIA at 1.50am, today.

“Due to closure of Bandaranaike International Airport for scheduled maintenance at the runway, an immediate retiming was not possible. Hence, passengers were accommodated at nearby hotels.

“The flight will now operate as MH179D to depart from Kuala Lumpur at 3.30pm and is expected to arrive in Colombo at 4.35pm (local time) today.” “The return leg MH178D has been retimed to depart Colombo at 5.10pm (local time) on the same day and will arrive at KLIA at 11:20pm,” it said.

Malaysia Airlines said safety has always been the main priority. It apologised to the affected passengers for the disruption. 

 

  Comments - 0

  • Leave a comment

Top Stories

Sri Lanka’s first Social Innovation Lab to be established

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Research together with the United Nations Development Programme have come together to establish Sri Lank...

22 September 2017 - Views : 175

Mangala signs first Rs. 5000 note as Minister of Finance

22 September 2017

Rauff Hakeem’s mother Hajara Rauff passes away

22 September 2017

US Under Secretary commends Lanka's rebuilding journey

22 September 2017



style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px"
data-ad-client="ca-pub-6200193111498313"
data-ad-slot="1999573490">

 

Features & Analysis

In Pictures: TEDxColombo 2017 - 'Connecting Dots'

TEDxColomb's 2017 edition titled 'Connecting Dots' drew to a close recently. Captured here are images fro...

Shakespeare drama competition : Semi- Finals draw to a close

The semi-final round of the  44th installment of the Shakespeare Drama competition organised by the Colombo...

Finalists of the Girls category in the inter-school Shakespeare Drama competition announced

The three judges at the 44th Inter – School Shakespeare Drama competition revealed the finalists of the Girls C...

Semi-finals of the Shakespeare Drama Competition get underway

The 44 th annual Shakespeare Drama Competition organized by the Colombo YMCA and the Rotary Club of Colombo Nort...



style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px"
data-ad-client="ca-pub-6200193111498313"
data-ad-slot="1999573490">