Malaysia Airlines jet suffers mechanical issues as MH370 search continues

Flight MH192 had a problem with its landing gear.
By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   April 20, 2014 at 11:05 PM
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 20 (UPI) -- Malaysia Airlines suffered another setback on Monday when a Boeing 737 carrying 159 passangers to India was forced to turn back to Kuala Lumpur.

Airline officials said Flight MH192, headed for Bangalore made a U-turn when one of its tires burst shortly after take off.

The airline said the plane made a successful emergency landing and all passengers and crew were safely evacuated.

"Alhamdulillah," Malaysia Airlines tweeted afterward, meaning "praise God."

Meanwhile, the search is still on for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared more than a month ago. An underwater drone is still searching a large area off of the coast of Perth, Australia.

[NY Daily News, NBC News, CNN]

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