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Malaysia Airlines flight diverted to HK due to generator problem

English.news.cn   2014-03-24 15:36:32

HONG KONG, March 24 (Xinhua) -- A Malaysia Airlines Flight MH066 from Kuala Lumpur to Incheon, South Korea, was diverted in Hong Kong International Airport on about 3 a.m. of Monday local time because of aircraft generator problem.

According to Malaysia Airlines, the A330-300 aircraft, departed from Kuala Lumpur at 11:37 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive Incheon at 6:50 a.m. local time.

The reason for the diversion of MH066 was "an inoperative aircraft generator, which supplies normal electrical power," the company said. Electrical power continued to be supplied by the plane's auxiliary power unit, it said.

Hong Kong's Civil Aviation Department confirmed the aircraft had experienced problems with its generator. They said the aircraft landed safely in Hong Kong bringing no influence to the airport.

The company said all 271 passengers from MH066 have been transferred on other carriers. The return flight MH067 from Incheon to Kuala Lumpur is canceled and passengers have been transferred on other carriers as well as subsequent Malaysia Airlines flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia Airlines is in the international spotlight following the disappearance more than two weeks ago of flight MH370 with 239 people on board. An international search for MH370 has entered its third week, with still no confirmed trace of the plane.


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Editor: Zhu Ningzhu
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