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Cargolux Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Kuala Lumpur

Cargolux flight CV-7303 made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on January 16th.

The plane took off for Zhengzhou, China, but had to turn back after the crew noticed fire and smoke in the cockpit.

The plane landed uneventfully. All passengers and crew members remained safe.

China Southern Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Malaysia

China Southern Airlines flight CZ-369 made an emergency landing in Penang, Malaysia, on December 23rd.

The Airbus A321-200 plane took off for Guangzhou, China, but had to turn back after a power bank stored in an overhead bin started emitting smoke.

The plane landed back safely. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Air Asia Plane Overruns Runway at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport

Air Asia flight AK-9700 overran the end of the runway upon landing at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Malaysia, on November 30th.

The incident happened when the Airbus A320-200 plane was coming from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia.

There were four crew members aboard at the time; none of them were injured.

Japan Airlines Flight Returns to Kuala Lumpur

Japan Airlines flight JL-724 had to return for an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 26th.

The Boeing 787-900 plane took off for Narita International Airport, Japan, but had to turn back due to a technical issue.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

Malaysia Airlines Plane Rejects Takeoff From Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Airlines flight MH-127 had to reject takeoff from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 21st.

The Boeing 737-800 plane was accelerating to takeoff for Perth, Australia, when the crew suspected a blown tire and rejected takeoff.

The plane safely returned to the apron. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

Malaysia Airlines Plane makes Hard Landing in Malaysia due to Tyre Burst

Malaysia Airlines flight MH-726 made a safe landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, on May 2nd.

The Boeing 737-800 flying from Jakarta, Indonesia, had just landed when its both left side tyres burst.

The plane landed safely.

Passengers were disembarked onto the runway through mobile stairs.

Air Asia Plane En-route Malaysia Encounters Turbulence; 5 Injured

Air Asia flight D7-377 made a safe emergency landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Selangor, Malaysia, on May 5th.

The Airbus A330-300 flying from Taipei, Taiwan, was mid-air when it encountered turbulence.

Five among the 291 passengers and 11 crew members sustained injuries.

The injured were treated at the airport.

Malaysia Airlines Plane Veers Off Runway in Sibu, Malaysia

Malaysia Airlines flight MH-2718 veered off runway during landing in Sibu, Malaysia, on April 8th.

The incident happened when Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was attempting to land during a heavy downpour.

The plane came to stop with its nose gear collapsed. All 61 passengers and 6 crew members remained uninjured.

AirAsia Plane Makes Emergency Landing due to Engine Issue

AirAsia ZestAirAsia flight AK-10 made an emergency landing in Penang, Malaysia, on November 23rd.

The Airbus A320-200 plane flying from Chennai, India, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was diverted after the crew reported an engine issue.

The plane landed safely.

Malaysia Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Malaysia

Malaysia AirlinesMalaysia Airlines flight MH-2665 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Kuching, Malaysia, on September 20th.

The Boeing 737-800 plane flying from Tawau to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was diverted after the crew received an abnormal gear indication.

The plane landed safely. Everyone aboard remained unhurt.

Malaysia Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Bomb Threat

Malaysia AirlinesA Malaysia Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport in Selangor, Malaysia, on May 18th.

The plane, heading to Singapore, had to return due to a bomb threat. Authorities said the airport’s reception received two phone calls saying there was a bomb on-board.

The plane landed safely. There were 30 passengers and 4 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

No explosives were found upon inspection.

All Nippon Airways Flight Returns to Kuala Lumpur

All Nippon Airways flight NH-816 had to return and make an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on February 22nd.

The Boeing 787-800 took off for Tokyo Narita Airport, Japan, but had to return shortly afterwards due to an indication that the temperature of exhaust gas from its right hand engine was very high.

The plane landed uneventfully. There were 203 passengers and 11 crew members aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed.

Air Asia Plane Damaged Runway Light during Landing in Malaysia

Air AsiaAir Asia flight AK-6460 damaged a runway light upon landing at Sibu Airport, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia, on December 17.

The Airbus A320-200 was flying from Kuching, Malaysia, to Sibu, when its right tyre got burst upon landing and it hit a runway light.

The plane did not receive any further damage.

All 144 people onboard remained unhurt.

China Eastern Plane Diverts to Malaysia due to Loss in Cabin Pressure

china easternChina Eastern flight MU-782 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, on December 18.

The Airbus A330-300, en-route from Denpasar, Indonesia, to Beijing, China, had to divert due to loss in cabin pressure.

The plane landed safely.

No injuries were reported.

MH17 Memorial Service in Kuala Lumpur


The national memorial service remembering MH17 was held in Kuala Lumpur, Saturday July 11. Families gathered, kin of the 298 victims of the MH17 Malaysian Airlines flight tragedy of July 17 last year. Everyone aboard was killed.

The Bunga Raya Complex of the International Airport hosted the memorial gathering. Officials including Malaysian Prime Minister Mohd Najib bin Abdul Razak attended.

#Malaysia Airlines Confidential report of MH17 handed over to Australians in June

Details from the confidential MH17 report that was handed over to Australian experts on June 2nd have not been revealed. The report questions if the flight path should have routed the passenger jet over a known war zone. The report is based on conclusions drawn by experts from Australia, Malaysia, the Ukraine, the US, Russia, the UK and the Netherlands, but those conclusions have not been revealed to the public. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which had experts on the committee, has not made a public statement. The final report is expected in October 2015.

Two hundred and ninety-eight people died aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over the Ukraine on July 17 2014.


Report of Investigators Blocked from Investigating

MH-17: The Untold Story, a video examining the downing of MH17

Cargo Fire Diverts Singapore Airlines Flight to Kuala Lumpur Airport

Singapore airlinesSingapore Airlines flight SQ425 made an emergency landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia, at around 3:55 p.m. on June 21.

The plane, en-route from Mumbai, India to Singapore, declared emergency after fire broke out in the cargo hold.

The plane landed uneventfully. According to Selangor Bomba operations Chief Mohd Sani Harul, “The fire had already been put out by the plane’s fire-fighting mechanism when it landed.”

The cause of fire is being investigated.

Malaysian Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Kuala Lumpur Airport

Malaysia AirlinesMalaysian Airlines flight MH 179 made an emergency landing at Kuala Lumpur Airport in Malaysia, on May 10.

The pilot decided to return after a drunk passenger started harassing the crew members. The flight was en-route from Malaysia to Colombo, Sri Lanka at the time.

The plane circled around Malacca Strait before landing safely in Kuala Lumpur.

Helicopter Crash in Malaysia Kills 6

HelicopterA helicopter crashed near Kampung Pasir Baru, Semenyih, Malaysia, on April 4.

The commercially-chartered twin-engine Daughin helicopter crashed while it was transporting guests from the wedding reception of Malaysian prime minister’s daughter in Pekan, Pahang state.

Six people, including the country’s special envoy and former ambassador to the United States, Jamaluddin Jarjis, and the chief of staff to prime minister, Azlin Alias, were killed in the crash.

Among other victims was the pilot Clifford William Fournier, operations assistant Aidana Baizieva, Kedah businessman Huat Seang and Mr Jamaluddin’s bodyguard Razakan Seran.

Prime Minister Najib Razak has ordered a probe to determine the cause of crash.

MH17 Tragedy: US to Support Malaysia’s Resolution in ICAO Council

Malaysia’s Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has visited the U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in Washington DC on October 24.

In a statement released after the meeting, Liow thanked the US Government for supporting Malaysia in the aftermath of MH370 and MH17 tragedies. He announced that the US has promised to support a resolution to be put forward by Malaysia to the ICAO Council in the wake of MH17 disaster.

“Specifically the ICAO Resolution strongly reaffirms the need for all states to comply with international law that prohibits acts of violence that pose a threat to the safety of international civil aviation and stresses the importance of all states assisting with the continuation and finalisation of a full, thorough and independent international investigation into the incident…In light of these tragedies, it is clear that the international community must collaborate closely and take greater steps towards improving safety and security in civil aviation,” he said.

Liow will be attending the 203rd Session of the ICAO Council early next week in Montreal, Canada. Regarding the inputs to the ICAO Council, he said, “Malaysia intends to present its views and input to the ICAO Council, with a view towards seeking consensus on this matter…Among the matters I will put forward to the ICAO Council include the need to improve aircraft tracking by implementing real-time tracking as well as the need for sharing of information pertaining to flight risks.”

MAS Flight Returned to Kuala Lumpur due to Cabin Pressure Issues

Malaysia AirlinesMalaysia Airlines flight MH70, en route from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, to Tokyo’s Narita Airport, had to return and make an emergency landing at 1:00 p.m. on August 23.

The decision for returning was made after the crew reported cabin pressure maintenance issues inside the plane. According to Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director-general of Malaysian Civil Aviation Department, “It was not able to maintain the right pressure differential for the comfort of the passengers.”

The Boeing 777-200 aircraft safely landed back just 50 minutes after it took off. No one was hurt.

The passengers were accommodated in another flight which took them to their destination with a 2.5 hours delay.

Malaysia Air Asia Runway Excursion, Plane Skids off Runway

Selfie posted online, excursion in background
Selfie posted online, excursion in background
An Air Asia Airbus A320 en route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Brunei International Airport, Brunei suffered a runway excursion on landing.

The airplane touched down and went off the side of the runway, and stopped in soft turf.

Passengers disembarked via emergency slides directly on to the runway.

The landing occurred under wet conditions.


Tracking Down #MH370 or Physics of an Air Space Game of Marco Polo

The guessing/math triangulating the path of Inmarsat’s pings was the only thing experts seemed to agree on regarding to pinning down the location of Malaysia Airlines flight 370. Yet at the location, at least, the location according to the data laying out the path according to Inmarsat’s analysis, nothing was found in the recent search of the ocean floor off the coast of Australia. The engineers and mathematicians involved may have done their best but the guess seems to have been faulty or otherwise off somehow. If you will pardon the circular reasoning, if only we knew how it was off, we would know how it was off.

Investigators have come up with two maps that can be drawn based on the ping data, based on the speed. The variation is due to considerations of the pings which do not indicate the speed or direction the plane was moving, but only the probable distance between plane and satellite. See Inmarsat’s global representation …


However, there is opposition to the Inmarsat calculations which is presented by * Michael Exner (founder of the American Mobile Satellite Corporation) **Duncan Steel(physicist and visiting scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center) and satellite technology consultant ***Tim Farrar which presents other data that should be considered. See the Dopplar shift jpg…


My pragmatic response to these experts is a major simplification: just that the plane did not disappear into a textbook, under textbook conditions. The pings occurred in a real atmosphere, with atmospheric variations that were not and possibly could not have been taken into account. Not only are the speed, direction and height of the aircraft factors that must be taken into account, but also the quality of the atmosphere, density, weather, etc, plus factors that a non-mathmatical, non-scientist like myself would not even know how to bring into the picture. In this search at least, the untested math used is as vulnerable as statistics is to presenting a defective or imprecise representation, or a representation which would only be true under certain conditions.

For further study on this, * Michael Exner, the Atlantic Official Explanation article, input from physicist **Duncan Steele (who calculates “a uniform ring radius based on the aircraft-satellite range given the elevation angle and the satellite’s altitude, and the latitude of the sub-satellite point, the aircraft being taken to be at the same latitude in this simplified geometry; and satellite consultant***Tim Farrar.

New Malaysian MH370 Investigation Team Appointed by Government

In order “…to evaluate, investigate and determine the actual cause of the accident so similar accidents could be avoided in the future” an international team has been appointed by the government of Malaysia to investigate MH370.

Australia reports debris washing ashore that may be connected to the crash. If the debris proves to be from the plane, ocean patterns may be studied to help establish positioning. If the debris is related, it will be the first hard evidence found.

The current search focuses in a 10-kilometer radius of the area of pings sourced, it is believed, from MH370’s black boxes before the ping batteries ran out.

Poor weather conditions have curtailed air searches, although ships have continued.

The position of Malaysian authorities is that the plane was deliberately diverted, but mechanical failure has not been ruled out.

Malaysia Airlines Jet Makes Emergency Landing. No, Not that flight, Another one.

This Malaysia Airlines flight landed, but with a burst tire.

One hundred sixty-six people (159 passengers, 7 crew) were aboard the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800 that returned to Kuala Lumpur after a tire blew on takeoff. Flight MH192 had to burn off fuel in order to land safely, and returned four hours at 1:56 a.m. after take-off with emergency services on standby. The big clue was pieces of the blown tire left on the runway after takeoff.

The passengers were accommodated in local hotels until the replacement jet completed the flight on Monday.

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