Runway incident delays flights to Kota Baru
PETALING JAYA: An AirAsia flight bound for the klia2 skidded off the runway just before takeoff at about 10pm on Tuesday night.
The incident at the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport left hundreds of passengers stranded as of 1am yesterday morning.
It is learned that the aircraft’s front and left rear wheels became stuck in the ground on the shoulder of the runway.
The incident forced three other flights to Kota Baru to turn back.
AirAsia confirmed that flight AK6443 scheduled to depart from Kota Baru to klia2 yesterday night was involved in an incident while taxiing on the runway at the airport.
All passengers and crew on board the flight are safe and no injuries have been reported.
They were attended to and all necessary assistance was provided.
All AirAsia flights are operating normally from Sultan Ismail Petra airport today. Flight AK6446 from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Baru which was scheduled to depart on Tuesday night departed for Kota Baru at 9am yesterday.