A Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Incheon Airport in Seoul had to make an emergency landing in Hong Kong this morning after experiencing problems with the main electrical generator, the airline said in a statement muffled behind the mother of all face palms.
Flight MH066 landed in Hong Kong around 3:00 a.m., and all 271 passengers on board the Airbus 330-300 have since been safely transferred onto flights with other airlines, according to a press release.
The problem was “an inoperative aircraft generator, which supplies normal electrical power,” the company said.
“However electrical power continued to be supplied by the auxiliary power unit. The aircraft was then diverted to Hong Kong for rectification and landed uneventfully.”
“The return flight MH067 from Incheon to Kuala Lumpur is cancelled and passengers have been transferred on other carriers as well as subsequent Malaysia Airlines flight to Kuala Lumpur,” it said.
South China Morning Post reports that another Malaysia Airlines jet on Friday found itself in trouble after hitting a flock of birds as it landed in the Nepali capital of Kathmandu, shattering windshields. The aircraft landed safely and all were safe, according to aviation authorities in Nepal, adding that birds hitting aircraft are a common problem at the airport.
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