KOTA KINABALU, (June 19) — A MASwings ATR72-500 aircraft operating flight MH3041 from Kota Kinabalu to Labuan which departed at 7.30am Thursday landed safely in Labuan Airport at 8am.
“The aircraft was carrying 55 passengers and four crew. Upon descend towards Labuan Airport, one of its engines developed a technical anomaly.
“As per standard operating procedure, the operating captain immediately informed the Labuan ATC and a full aerodrome support service was activated,” said MASWings in a statement issued, here.
It said all necessary procedures were executed and it was found that the number two engine inboard cowling board had detached itself and was found on the runway at Kota Kinabalu International Airport.
The statement said no untoward incident was reported. “However, as safety is of utmost importance to the airline, the aircraft is currently grounded to allow for engineering inspection and maintenance before returning to service,” it added.– BERNAMA