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A Malaysia Airlines Flight Makes an Emergency Landing in Hong Kong

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane is seen from the departure hall at the Hong Kong International Airport in a file photo taken in June 2011
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane is seen from the departure hall at the Hong Kong International Airport in a file photo taken in June 2011 Bobby Yip—Reuters

The aircraft suffers electricity-generator failure on the way from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul

A Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul suffered an electricity-generator failure and had to make an emergency landing in Hong Kong on Monday morning.

“Electrical power continued to be supplied by the auxiliary power unit,” said a company statement. “The aircraft was then diverted to Hong Kong for rectification and landed uneventfully.”

The Malaysia Airlines statement added that all 271 passengers on Flight MH066, an Airbus 330-300, had been transferred to other carriers.

The incident comes 16 days after the still unexplained disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The search for that flight is ongoing and is unprecedented in commercial aviation history.

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