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Hong Kong Airlines flight to Bali returns for emergency landing

Christian Fernsby |
A Hong Kong Airlines flight carrying about 280 passengers to Indonesia returned to the city to make an emergency landing after experiencing a mid-air technical glitch.

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Topics: HONG KONG AIRLINES    BALI    EMERGENCY LANDING   

Flight HX707 was flying to Denpasar, the capital of Bali province, after departing from Hong Kong International Airport at 12.05pm.

The Airport Authority said it received a report at 12.36pm that the flight wanted to return and requested a “standby”. It made the emergency landing at 12.57pm on the south runway, which is usually used for departures.

Ambulances and fire engines were rushed to the runway for a “full emergency” standby. There was no report of any injury and coaches took the passengers back to the terminal.

The south runway was closed until 2.40pm.

In a statement, Hong Kong Airlines said the flight “experienced a technical issue after take-off and was unable to continue its journey”.


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