Published: Saturday September 15, 2012 MYT 11:58:00 AM
Updated: Saturday September 15, 2012 MYT 8:33:24 PM
Technical fault forces Chennai-KL MAS flight to land in Penang
By LOSHANA K SHAGAR
PETALING JAYA: What was meant to be a regular flight to Kuala Lumpur from Chennai, India turned out to be an anxious journey for 195 passengers when their flight experienced a technical fault.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH181, bound for Kuala Lumpur International Airport, had departed Chennai at 1.55am Saturday but was forced to divert to Penang International Airport, where it landed at 8.23am.
Malaysia Airlines director of operations, Capt Izham Ismail said in a statement that the diversion was due to low cabin pressure detected during the final phase of the journey.
“It was necessary in the interest of our passengers and we activated necessary precautionary measures inflight to ensure minimal discomfort for our customers.
“Alternate arrangements were made to send the passengers to KLIA as well as their final destinations,” he said while apologising to passengers for the disruption of their travel plans.