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AirAsia Airbus makes emergency landing in Malaysia

Christian Fernsby |
An AirAsia Airbus A320-200 flying from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur Monday was forced to return to Langkawi just minutes into the flight after experiencing what was described as a “technical issue.”

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According to a report in The Aviation Herald, the aircraft (9M-AGU) was operating AK9327 when just after taking off there was smoke reported in the cabin. However, AirAsia has since confirmed that there was no smoke present inside the cabin. The aircraft returned to Langkawi, touching down about 13 minutes after departure.

There were 151 passengers and 5 crew on board the flight. The plane landed safely and no-one was injured. AK9327 is the daily 09:00 departure from Langkawi that is scheduled to touch down in Kuala Lumpur at 10:15.

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