AirAsia flight from Langkawi to klia2 turns back 3 minutes after takeoff

AirAsia’s Flight AK9327, carrying 156 passengers and crew, was en route from Langkawi to klia2.

LANGKAWI: An AirAsia flight to klia2 turned back three minutes after taking off from Langkawi International Airport (LIA) this morning.

Flight AK9327 carrying 156 passengers and crew departed at 9.17am and the air control tower reported that it had encountered problems at 9.20am, LIA manager Jefry Ramli said.

He said three fire engines were put on standby and the plane landed without incident 10 minutes later.

Jefry said all the passengers and crew were safely evacuated.

He said the flight has been rescheduled to 4.45pm.

In a statement, AirAsia said the flight had encountered a “technical issue”.