Malaysia Airlines Jet In Emergency Landing In HK, A Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Incheon Airport in Seoul was forced to make an emergency landing in Hong Kong last night after an electricity generator failed.
Flight MH066 took off from the Malaysian capital at 11.37pm on Sunday and landed at Hong Kong airport at 2.53am Monday morning.
Hong Kong’s Civil Aviation Department confirmed the aircraft had experienced problems with its generator.
Fire crews at the airport were put on standby for the arrival of the Airbus 330-300.
A statement from Malaysia Airlines said: “Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH066 from Kuala Lumpur to Incheon on 23 March 2014 was diverted to Hong Kong due to an inoperative aircraft generator which supplies normal electrical power.
“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.
“All 271 passengers from MH066 have been transferred on other carriers.