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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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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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