Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has commended the good work of the pilot and co-pilot of a trouble-hit Malaysia Airlines (MAS) plane and those on the ground in ensuring a Bangalore-bound flight landed safely back at the KL International Airport (KLIA) this morning.
The prime minister said he was glad that Flight MH192 returned safely to the airport in Sepang.
"Good work to all involved. Well done to Captain Nor Adam Azmi and his
co-pilot Prakash Kumar for successfully landing the plane in an
emergency situation," he said on his Facebook account Monday.
Najib noted that the quick action of the Kuala Lumpur Air Traffic
Control in notifying the Malaysia Airlines Operations Control Centre
that tyre debris had been found on the runway was commendable.
Flight MH192 left KLIA at 10.09 pm Sunday but detected a right landing
gear malfunction, turned back and made an emergency landing at KLIA at
1.56 am Monday.
"All 159 passengers and seven crew members on board are safe," said the
prime minister whose Facebook has some 2.3 million "Likes".
The passengers praised the pilot for having dealt with the situation in a professional manner.