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Malindo Air confirms flight OD315 enroute to KL turned back

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Malindo Air has confirmed that flight OD315 on the way to Kuala Lumpur (KL) yesterday afternoon from Jakarta, Indonesia, made a turn-back to Soekarno Hatta International Airport, Jakarta.

In a statement, the airline said the operating crew discovered that the aircraft encountered pressurisation problem when oxygen masks were suddenly deployed.

“Our pilots immediately carried out the emergency checklist as per standard operating procedures and alerted air traffic control towers before landing in Jakarta.

"The aircraft safely landed at 3.17 pm Jakarta time and no injuries were reported," it said.

The flight was operated on Boeing 737-900ER and departed Soekarno International Airport, Jakarta at 2.42pm local time, carrying 85 passengers with no infant, and six crew members.

The aircraft was supposed to have arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 5.20 pm yesterday.

"The passengers are attended by our ground staff. We are sorting out their accommodation and placing them on all available flights to Kuala Lumpur," the statement said.

- Bernama

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