A Malaysia Airlines flight en-route to Tokyo was forced to return to Kuala Lumpur International Airport after an hour in the air because it was unable to maintain the correct cabin pressure inside the aircraft.
“It was not able to maintain the right pressure differential for the comfort of the passengers,” said Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director-general of the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) in Malaysia.
Passengers aboard the flight were transferred to another plane which departed at 05:15 GMT.
Malaysia Airlines has had a total of 537 passengers killed so far this year from two separate tragedies, causing the airline to restructure to remain competitive.
Malaysia Airlines officials have not been available for comment.
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