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Released at 12:30pm/24 April 2014
Subang, 24 April 2014: Firefly Airlines would like to confirm that Flight FY1002, a codeshare with Malaysia Airlines Flight MH9948, that departed Penang International Airport (PEN) at 6:55am bound for Kota Bharu earlier today had to turn back, and landed safely in Penang at 7.30am this morning.
The ATB was due to the aircraft's landing gear which was unable to retract after being airborne. As safety is of the utmost priority for Firefly Airlines, the aircraft was required to turn back to Penang.
It was a normal uneventful landing. Airport Fire Rescue Services was not required to be deployed.
All 64 passengers and 4 crew members on board have disembarked from the aircraft.
FY1002/MH9948 was retimed and departed from Penang at 8:50am. It arrived safely in Kota Bharu at 9.50am this morning.