Malaysian plane forced to make emergency landing



A Malaysian plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Thursday morning after a problem with the landing gear.

The plane, operated by Malaysia Airlines' regional subsidiary Firefly, returned to Penang Airport after take-off.

The plane had just taken off from Penang, bound for Kota, when the pilot realised he was unable to retract the aircraft's landing gear.

According to Travel Daily Media, the plane made a normal landing, and none of the 64 passengers and four crew members were hurt.

The news comes just days after another Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur after a burst tyre upon take-off.

The BBC reports that Fight 192 to Bangalore landed back at Kuala Lumpur International Airport around four hours after it departed.

The plane had 166 people on board at the time of the incident.

According to The Australian, the airline said in a statement: "As safety is of utmost priority to Malaysia Airlines, the aircraft was required to turn back to KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport)."

Malaysia Airlines has been in the international spotlight since the presumed crash of flight MH370, which disappeared 8 March while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

The plane mysteriously appeared to have been diverted and it is now believed it crashed into the Indian Ocean with 239 people on board.

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