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MH128D To Depart Melbourne Today

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KUALA LUMPUR – A Kuala Lumpur-bound Malaysia Airlines flight, which had to turn back to Melbourne on Wednesday due to a “disruptive” passenger, has been rescheduled to depart the Australian city at 8pm local time today.

Malaysia Airlines Berhad said in a statement today that the flight operating as MH128D is expected to arrive at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 2.35am Malaysian time tomorrow.

Meanwhile, passengers with “critical onward connections” have been allocated seats on MH148, departing Melbourne at 1.55pm local time today.

According to the statement, three Malaysia Airlines flights are scheduled to depart Melbourne today, and the Australian Security authorities have screened all baggage.

“Malaysia Airlines technical and cabin crew that operated MH128/31 May will not operate on flights until further notice. A fresh set of crew will be operating MH128D,” the statement said.

“An investigation (into Wednesday’s incident) led by Australian authorities is currently underway and Malaysia Airlines wishes to extend its appreciation to everyone involved during the emergency situation,” it said.

The cabin crew with the help of a passenger had restrained the trouble-causing passenger aboard Flight MH128 who was immediately handcuffed and subdued.

The flight had been expected to arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 5.28am today.- BERNAMA

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