Malaysia Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing & The Problems Continue For The Company
The problems just won't stop for Malaysia Airlines. On Friday, a Malaysia Airlines flight had an emergency landing at Melbourne airport due to a possible engine fire. The airlines has struggled since the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370, whose assumed wreckage has still not been found.
Flight MH148 reportedly took off from Melbourne and was bound for Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur when the problem took place. According to Australian Broadcasting Corp., the plane dumped fuel before circling the airport multiple times. The aircraft landed at around 3 p.m. local time.
In a statement, Malaysia Airlines said all 300 passengers safely disembarked and addressed the emergency landing in a tweet, saying there was no evidence of a fire. "Preliminary inspection on the aircraft reveals no physical evidence of fire externally," the airlines tweeted. "Safety is our utmost priority."
The news brings sore reminders of the misfortunes the airline has faced in recent years. En route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, MH370 disappeared off radars in March 2014 with 239 people on board. There has been no sign of the plane or its wreckage, and Malaysian officials declared the incident an accident. Last September, MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine near the border with Russia, killing all 298 people on board. Since then, the airlines has struggled financially. Thankfully, Friday's emergency landing ended well, and the airlines can hopefully put this behind it.