Malaysia Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Indonesia’s Jambi before resuming flight to KL

Malaysia Airlines flight MH-724 after making an emergency landing in Indonesia’s Jambi on Feb 25, 2019. Photo: Istimewa
Malaysia Airlines flight MH-724 after making an emergency landing in Indonesia’s Jambi on Feb 25, 2019. Photo: Istimewa

Malaysia Airlines flight MH-724 reportedly made an emergency landing at the Sultan Thaha Airport in the Indonesian province of Jambi on Monday evening, before the flight was able to resume its trip to Kuala Lumpur.

MH-724, which was bound for KL, took off from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta Airport at around 8 pm yesterday. About halfway through the journey, the plane touched down in Jambi just before 10 pm, with reports saying that there may have been issues with the plane’s fuel indicator.

“After it was examined on the ground by technicians, it turned out that there was nothing wrong. So the fuel indicator that previously dropped was examined, tested, and now it’s normal,” Airnav Indonesia General Manager Nizwar told Liputan 6 today.

MH-724 was cleared for take off from Jambi just after 2 am and reportedly landed in KL safe and sound.

In 2014, the Malaysian flag carrier suffered two of the most high-profile airline crashes in recent history, namely the MH-370, which remains missing after the plane vanished off radars above the Indian Ocean, and the MH-17, which was shot down over Ukraine by a surface-to-air missile. There were no survivors from either flight.

Following the aircraft losses and years of unprofitability, Malaysia Airlines was re-birthed in 2015 after the government assumed total ownership of the embattled airline.

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