Our Airlines and our Airplanes


The baby of an Australian woman who went into labour aboard a Malaysia Airlines flight, forcing an emergency landing in Bali, did not survive, doctors say.

Flight MH135 from Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane requested a priority landing in Denpasar on Friday about 2.10pm local time.

An Australian woman was rushed to Kasih Ibu Hospital.

Head of medical services Diah Ratna Dewi says when the patient arrived, the baby of around 24 weeks had already been delivered and was deceased.


MAS’ KL-Brisbane flight diverted to Bali after passenger goes into labour

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Malaysia Airlines flight MH135 from Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane made an emergency landing at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali after a passenger apparently went into labour.

According to Herry A.Y. Sikado, Angkasa Pura I general manager at Ngurah Rai, MH135 landed safely at the airport at around 2.10pm, after it requested a diversion from its original route.

The flight landed with all 178 passengers safe.

The passenger concerned, an Australian national named Samual P. Jeyanthi, was brought to Kasih Ibu Hospital in Bali’s Badung regency.


MH198 to Hyderabad forced to turn back shortly after take off: A Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to…



Thursday June 19, 2014 MYT 12:58:03 PM

MASwings aircraft lands safely after engine parts fall off

KOTA KINABALU: A MASwings ATR 72-500 aircraft with 59 passengers and crew onboard landed safely in Labuan after parts of one of its engines fell off during take off.

MASwings in a statement said that MH3041 heading for Labuan had departed Kota Kinabalu International Airport at 7.30am, Thursday adding that the aircraft’s pilot had realised upon descent that one of its two engines had developed a “technical anomaly”.

“As per standard operating procedure, the operating captain immediately informed the Labuan air traffic control and full aerodrome support services was activated.

“All necessary procedures were executed as the  plane made its landing at 8am,” the company said.

“It was found that the number two engine’s inboard cowling board had detached itself and was found on the runway at Kota Kinabalu International Airport,” the statement added.


Baggage vehicle hits MAS plane


9:46PM Jun 3, 2014

Now MAS plane hit by baggage vehicle

Malaysia Airlines faced another accident today when one of its B737-800 was hit by an airport baggage vehicle while it was parked at the tarmac today.

Photos sighted by Malaysiakini of the incident at the Kuala Lumpur Airport showed a rip on the underside of the aircraft body.

Confirming the incident, MAS said that the airport baggage vehicle “hit the fuselage of the aircraft” resulting in damage.


MAS hit by yet another plane mishap
KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — Malaysian Airlines (MAS) was forced to ground one of its Boeing 737-800 today in the latest incident since the disappearance of Flight MH370, when an airport baggage vehicle crashed into the parked plane. The flag carrier



Tuesday May 20, 2014 MYT 9:08:08 PM

MAS’ KL-Langkawi flight hit by lightning strike

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines flight MH1348, which was hit by lightning strike, landed safely at Langkawi International Airport Tuesday.

MAS said in a statement the aircraft experienced a lightning strike during the flight.

“The aircraft was then immediately inspected and was subsequently released for service.

“The aircraft has arrived in Kuala Lumpur and continued its series of scheduled services without any problems.

“Malaysia Airlines’ aircraft are designed to withstand lightning strike and dissipate the electrical charges through the aircraft bonding system safety.


Malaysian Insider

Minor explosion on engine of MAS flight causes panic among passengers

May 20, 2014


The photo which a passenger posted on his Instagram account after a minor explosion of the engine on the left wing of MAS flight 1438 from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi today. – May 20, 2014.                                                        


Small sparks caused by an explosion on the left engine of Malaysia Airlines flight MH1438 while it was 20,000 feet off the ground, caused panic among passengers on board a flight bound for Langkawi today.

A passenger with the user name Haswendy shared his experience and a picture of the plane engine on his Instagram page.

He said the incident occurred 10 minutes before the plane touched down at the Langkawi International Airport.

“I had a traumatic experience during our flight from KLIA to Langkawi just now. One of our flight MH1438 left engine had a light explosion that caused small sparks.  Few of the passengers were startled and few were crying.

“Alhamdulillah we landed safely,” said Haswendy, who was travelling with another friend.

He said he was talking to his friend when he heard an explosion and saw sparks coming out from one of the engines while at the same time, the lights in the plane went off for a few seconds.

He said passengers seated behind him were crying.



PERODUA VIVA GOES UNDER MAS MH740! It’s ok, the plane was not moving!


15 May 2014| last updated at 06:00PM

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has retimed its MH740/741 flights after the aircraft’s belly was hit by an airside vehicle at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) today.

The B737-800 aircraft was scheduled to depart to Yangon (Flight MH740) at 10:05am but due to the incident, passengers were transferred to a different aircraft which took off at 10:45am the same day,  MAS said in a statement here.
Read more: MAS retimes MH740/741 flights after plane’s belly hit by airside vehicle – Latest – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/latest/mas-retimes-mh740-741-flights-after-plane-s-belly-hit-by-airside-vehicle-1.597733#ixzz31mQ5xQLR


Thursday May 15, 2014 MYT 6:28:51 PM

MAS reschedules MH740/741 flights after plane’s belly hit by car

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has retimed its MH740/741 flights after the aircraft’s belly was hit by car at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Thursday.

The B737-800 aircraft was scheduled to depart to Yangon (Flight MH740) at 10:05am but due to the incident, passengers were transferred to a different aircraft which took off at 10:45am the same day, MAS said in a statement here.

The return flight (MH741) has been retimed to depart Yangon at 12:30pm, it said.

The airline said the driver of the vehicle which belongs to a vendor had been immediately reprimanded.


The plane that crashed in a residential area!


Tuesday April 29, 2014 MYT 10:26:21 PM

APFT investigating cause of Piper Warrior crash

The light aircraft Piper Warrior II which crashed at Taman Kurnia Jaya on Monday

The light aircraft Piper Warrior II which crashed at Taman Kurnia Jaya on Monday

KOTA BARU: Asia-Pacific Flight Training (APFT) is looking into what caused its Piper Warrior II light aircraft to crash in Taman Kurnia Jaya, here on Monday.

Principal of the flying school, Capt Mohd Shahrin Abu Hassan said he could not provide new information on the incident.

“I believe that the Piper Warrior II had engine problems,” he told Bernama when contacted, Tuesday.

Trainee pilot M. Shankar, 20, was hurt in the leg and head when the aircraft crashed in an open area at 12.30pm on Monday.



Tuesday April 29, 2014 MYT 11:51:18 AM

Trainee pilot injured in light aircraft crash

Receiving care: A fire and rescue department personnel attending to Shankar.

Receiving care: A fire and rescue department personnel attending to Shankar.

ktbpiper 01,02,03,07,09,10A Piper Warrior II single-engine aircraft  belonging to the Asia Pacific Flight Training Centre crashed landed at Taman Kurnia Jaya, Pengkalan Chepa,

Crash site: A crowd gathering around the aircraft after it crashed at Taman Kurnia Jaya  in Pengkalan Chepa.


Trainee pilot injured in plane crash at Pengkalan Chepa




Monday April 28, 2014 MYT 5:48:25 PM

Light aircraft crashes in Kota Baru, pilot injured

The crashed aircraft at Taman Kurnia Jaya.

The crashed aircraft at Taman Kurnia Jaya.

KOTA BARU: A trainee pilot suffered injuries after his light aircraft belonging to Asia Pacific Flight Training (APFT) flying academy crash landed in Taman Kurnia Jaya, here.

Kelantan Fire and Rescue chief Mohd Nurizwan Basri said the Piper Warrior II aircraft piloted by M. Shankar, 20, crashed landed at 12.30pm in an open area.



*MAS Flights: Hit by minor incidents that could undermine confidence..

1. MAS Flight MH066 to Seoul had to be diverted to Hong Kong after an electrical fault.
2. MAS FLIGHT MH114 TO KATHMANDU, NEPAL hits a flock of ducks but is fine.


*Another MAS crash, Flight MH653 in 1977: Mystery still unsolved

*MAS flies into a bleak future

FlyFirefly Sdn Bhd, operating as Firefly, is a full-service point-to-point carrier and a full subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines


Thursday April 24, 2014 MYT 1:43:22 PM

Firefly flight bound for Kota Baru forced to turn back

GEORGE TOWN: A Firefly flight bound for Kota Bahru was required to turn back to Penang International Airport, less than half an hour after departing at 6.55am Thursday.

A media statement issued by the airlines said flight FY1002, a code share with Malaysia Airlines flight MH9948, was forced to turn back due to technical difficulties.



Firefly flight forced to turn back shortly after take off

KUALA LUMPUR: Firefly Airlines flight FY1002/MH9948 bound for Kota Baru from Penang at 6.55am this morning had to perform an air turn-back shortly after taking off due to technical problem.

The airline in their official statement said the aircraft’s landing gear was unable to retract after being airborne and had force to turn back to Penang International Airport (PIA) 15 minutes later.

“The aircraft had landed safety at 7.30am and all 64 passengers and 4 crew members on board were safe.

“The flight’s schedule was retimed and departed from PIA at 8.50am and arrived safety in Kota Baru at 9.50am today,” the statement said.


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