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Hyderabad-Kuala Lumpur flight turns around after pilot notices snag mid-air, lands safely

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Hyderabad, Jun 20 (PTI) A Hyderabad-Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Airlines flight that took off in the early hours of Thursday from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here made a turn around after the pilot noticed a technical snag in the engine mid-air.

According to the airport sources, Flight MH 199 carrying 138 passengers took off at 12.45 am but landed back in Hyderabad after some time due to technical reasons.

The scheduled departure of the flight was scheduled to take off at 12.15 am.

The flight landed back at 3.21 am at the airport where emergency landing protocols were in place, the sources further said, adding that as of now the aircraft remains grounded.

In a statement, Malaysia Airlines said, “No emergency was declared by the operating pilots”. Flight MH 199 from Hyderabad to Kuala Lumpur returned to Hyderabad “due to an issue with one of the engines during the climb after take-off”.

“The aircraft safely landed at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at 03:21 am local time, all passengers and crew disembarked safely. Affected passengers will be reallocated to other flights for their continued journey,” a Malaysia Airlines spokesperson said.

The aircraft is currently on the ground for further inspection. “Safety remains of the utmost importance to Malaysia Airlines,” the official further said in the statement.

Meanwhile, video footage purportedly shot from the aircraft window showing sparks flying from one of the engines went viral. PTI GDK IAS ANE

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