外文标题：Now, a Malaysia Airlines jet turns back due to ‘pressure’ woes
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysia Airlines plane was forced to turn back due to pressure problems inside the aircraft after being in the air for almost an hour, a top aviation watchdog official said on Sunday.
Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director-general of the Department of Civil Aviation told AFP that the plane returned to Kuala Lumpur International Airport because it was unable to maintain the correct pressure inside the aircraft.
"It was not able to maintain the right pressure differential for the comfort of the passengers. It is not a major problem," he said.
Malaysia Airlines officials could not be reached for comment.
Meanwhile, the Star Online reported that the Tokyo-bound flight was 50 minutes into its journey when it was forced to return to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport after taking off at 0250 GMT.
Passengers were subsequently transferred to another plane which departed at 0515 GMT, it said.
The flag carrier, which prior to this year had a good safety record, has been in the spotlight in the past six months following two aviation tragedies — the disappearance of flight MH370 on March 8, and the shooting down of MH17 on July 17 while flying over rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
The two aviation tragedies killed 537 passengers.
difficult time for MA..
Malaysian airlines must pray to their gods for their sake and safety of their passengers
amar nath (meerut UP India)
there must be some lapses in maintenance and inspection wing . So many problems God help M A
Pramod Bhatnagar (West Chester)
The airlines is competing with Air India neck to neck
Malaysia Airlines is going through a such bad time lately. Let's hope and pray for them to come out of this soon.
Web Presence (Pune)
"It was not able to maintain the right pressure differential for the comfort of the passengers. It is not a major problem," This attitude reveals everything!!!
Rajiv Sharma (Unknown)
The woes of Malaysian Airlines refuse to end
Kaushik Bose ()
Malaysian Air is like Air India... always in the news for wrong reasons!
Good to ssee airlines taking preventive steps and corrective measures
Malaysia, please close down this company, and sell all aircrafts. Something wrong with your name...
Malaysia Airlines has been hit badly this year... This shows how easily a company can go down in present world of cut throat competition...
Arabinda Datta ()
Great loss for Malaysian Airlines, though it's service is best in ASIA.
Authorities of Malaysian Airlines need to change the red colour with some other colour. Otherwise this Airline will continuously face some problem.
today is auspicious day for malayasia airlines jet's passengers which is got pressure defect n gd judgement of pilot staff
a lot of people are scared to fly by this airline.
TCRBabu (TCR) replies to Ashish
Yes, I too, I have a ticket to sydney, I am scared now.