KUALA LUMPUR: An Indonesia AirAsia flight en route to Surabaya was forced to return to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) today due to technical problems.
According to a report in the New Straits Times, Flight QZ321 left klia2 at 9.35am but 30 minutes later the pilot turned around to return to Kuala Lumpur after noticing a technical problem.
The NST quoted a passenger, Rosdan Ramli, as saying that the captain made an announcement that they were turning back due to technical problems just as they were flying over the Straits of Malacca.
He said the plane landed at klia2 at 10.30am and that all passengers were safe.
“After landing, we saw the AirAsia ground crew inspecting the front tyres,” Rosdan was quoted as saying by the NST.
He said AirAsia provided lunch vouchers to the QZ321 passengers while they were waiting for the problem to be resolved.