Skidded Aircraft: 48 Scheduled Flights At Sibu Airport Cancelled

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SIBU – A total of 48 scheduled arrival and departure flights at the Sibu
Airport have been cancelled today following the skidding of a Malaysia Airlines
MH2718 flight upon landing last night.

Sibu Airport manager Zainuddin Abu Nasir said out of the total cancelled
flights, 28 flights were MASwings, 16 AirAsia flights and four Malaysia Airlines
Berhad flights.

He said the flights involved are to and from Johor Bharu, Kota Kinabalu,
Kuala Lumpur, Bintulu, Miri and Kuching with 3,787 passengers affected by the

“The airlines involved have made the decision to cancel their flights.

“We expect the operations at the Sibu Airport to return to normal by 8pm
once works to remove the aircraft is completed,” he told reporters at a media
conference here today.

The aircraft from Kuala Lumpur, which was carrying 61 passengers and six
crew members, skidded upon landing during a heavy downpour in the 10.17pm
incident here last night.