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Malfunction Forces AirAsia X To Abort Flight, Turn Back

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KUALA LUMPUR – The pilots of an AirAsia X flight from Kuala Lumpur to Jeddah aborted the flight and circled for hours to burn off fuel before landing safely at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the AirAsia Group’s CEO said.

“One auto-thrust not functioning properly. Actually okay to fly but we just returning it to base,” Tan Sri Tony Fernandes told AFP in a text message, calling it a “minor issue.”

He confirmed the plane landed safely this afternoon. – NST Online


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