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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