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Angry scenes as Chinese MH370 relatives meet airline staff

A meeting between relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing flight MH370 and Malaysia Airlines staff descended into chaos Thursday, with police stepping in to separate both sides amid angry scenes in a Beijing hotel. Up until three weeks ago, Malaysian government and military officials held regular briefings with the relatives to update them on the search for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that went missing on March 8. Anger mounted this week as relatives demanded the resumption of meetings with high-level government staff.

Angry scenes as Chinese MH370 relatives meet airline staff

A meeting between relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing flight MH370 and Malaysia Airlines staff descended into chaos Thursday, with police stepping in to separate both sides amid angry scenes in a Beijing hotel. Up until three weeks ago, Malaysian government and military officials held regular briefings with the relatives to update them on the search for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that went missing on March 8. Anger mounted this week as relatives demanded the resumption of meetings with high-level government staff.

Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing after tyre bursts

A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday in another blow to the flag-carrier's safety image after the loss of flight MH370. Flight MH192, bound for Bangalore in India, turned back to Kuala Lumpur shortly after it was discovered that a tyre had burst on take-off, the airline said. "As safety is of utmost priority to Malaysia Airlines, the aircraft was required to turn back to KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport)," the airline said in a statement.

Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing after tyre bursts

A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday in another blow to the flag-carrier's safety image after the loss of flight MH370. Flight MH192, bound for Bangalore in India, turned back to Kuala Lumpur shortly after it was discovered that a tyre had burst on take-off, the airline said. "As safety is of utmost priority to Malaysia Airlines, the aircraft was required to turn back to KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport)," the airline said in a statement.

Two-thirds of underwater search done, no sign of MH370

Two-thirds of the planned underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been completed, with no signs so far of the jet, Australian officials said Monday. As many as 10 military aircraft and 11 ships are taking part in the search for the aircraft, which was carrying 239 people when it vanished on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. No debris from the plane has been found despite an intense air and sea search and hopes centre on the underwater autonomous vehicle (UAV) Bluefin-21 finding wreckage on the Indian Ocean seabed.

Malaysia Airlines plane turns back after tire burst on takeoff

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people on board turned back and landed safely at Kuala Lumpur airport early on Monday because one of the tires on its main landing gear burst during takeoff, the airline said. Malaysia Airlines (MAS) said tire debris was noticed on the runway at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 16 minutes after the plane had taken off for Bangalore.

Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing after tyre bursts

A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur early Monday in another blow to its safety image after the loss of flight MH370. Flight MH192, bound for Bangalore, India, turned back to Kuala Lumpur after it was discovered that a tyre had burst on take-off, the airline said. "As safety is of utmost priority to Malaysia Airlines, the aircraft was required to turn back to KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport)," the airline said in a statement.

Malaysia Airlines says jet to make emergency landing

A Malaysia Airlines jet turned back to Kuala Lumpur shortly after takeoff early Monday due to a landing gear problem and was to attempt an emergency landing, the carrier said. The airline said in a statement that flight MH192 bound for Bangalore, India turned around with 166 people aboard after experiencing a problem with its right landing gear. dma/jom

Malaysia Airlines says jet makes safe emergency landing

A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard landed safely early Monday after turning back to Kuala Lumpur due to a landing gear problem, the carrier said. "The aircraft's right-hand landing gear malfunctioned upon takeoff and was forced to turn back to Kuala Lumpur," said the airline, which is still reeling from the loss and presumed crash of flight MH370. dma/jom

Korean Air A380's wing hits 2 light poles while taxiing at Los Angeles airport, no injuries

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - An Airbus A380 superjumbo jet hit two light poles while taxiing to its gate at Los Angeles International Airport with hundreds of passengers aboard. The Korean Air flight arrived from Seoul on Wednesday afternoon with 384 people aboard and an airport operations vehicle misguided the jet, which caused the incident, said airline spokeswoman Penny Pfaelzer. The plane's right wing was scratched, but no one was injured. Two 30-foot light poles were bent.
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