PUTRAJAYA – A Singapore Airlines (SIA) aircraft, Flight SQ425, made an emergency landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Sepang, after encountering a technical problem.
A Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) spokesman said the Boeing 777-200 aircraft carrying 190 passengers had departed from Mumbai, India at 8.44am and expected to arrive in Singapore at 4.44pm, made the emergency landing at KLIA at 4.05pm.
“The plane landed safely and all its passengers and crew were also reported to be safe, with no injury sustained,” he said when contacted.
The spokesman said the cause of the incident was still being investigated.
Meanwhile, Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director of operations Mohd Sani Harul said a small fire broke out in the plane’s cargo compartment and was extinguished by its automatic fire fighting system.
He said fire and rescue personnel were rushed to the plane on being alerted about the emergency landing.
“The fire and rescue team facilitated the transfer of passengers and crew to the airport terminal,” he said in a statement here. – Bernama