PETALING JAYA - Malaysia Airlines (MAS) said that flight MH066 from Kuala Lumpur to Incheon on March 23 was diverted to Hong Kong because of an inoperative aircraft generator which supplies normal electrical power.
“However electrical power continued to be supplied by the Auxiliary Power Unit. The aircraft was then diverted to Hong Kong for rectification and landed uneventfully,” MAS said in a statement on Monday.
The flight which operates on the A330-300 aircraft, departed from Kuala Lumpur at 11.37pm and was scheduled to arrive Incheon at 6.50am local time.
According to MAS, all 271 passengers from MH066 have been transferred on to other carriers. “The return flight MH067 from Incheon to Kuala Lumpur is cancelled and passengers have been transferred on other carriers as well as subsequent Malaysia Airlines flight to Kuala Lumpur,” said MAS.