Malaysia Airlines flight lands safely despite damaged tyre


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines flight MH725 from Kuala Lumpur experienced a damaged tyre upon landing at Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta amid heavy rain yesterday but the plane taxied safely, according to a statement published by the airline on its Facebook page.

The airline said no passengers or crew were injured.

“Malaysia Airlines apologises for any inconvenience and delay for our customers related to this incident,” the statement said.

The airline added that it was working with the airport authorities to provide all assistance and ensure the wellbeing of all passengers and crew.

Following the incident, the return flight, MH724 from Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur, scheduled to depart at 7.50pm yesterday had been cancelled.

Passengers will be reallocated to other flights, the statement said.