Malindo Air has confirmed that one of the engines on Flight OD1231 suffered a minor fire event when the engine was starting up at the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport in Kota Bharu about 8.10 last night.
This flight was bound to the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Selangor.
Flight OD1231, operated on the ATR72-600 was scheduled to depart Kota Bharu at 7.10pm, carrying 43 passengers and 4 crew members. The aircraft was scheduled to arrive at Lapangan Terbang Sultan Abdul Aziz, Subang, at 8.15pm.
All 43 passengers on board, along with the four crew members, disembarked in a safe and orderly manner.
All affected passengers have also been moved through two subsequent flights from the Kota Bharu airport.
Malindo Air apologised for the inconvenience caused to its passengers due to this event. It said that its maintenance was carrying out the inspection of the aircraft and the airline also reassured the public that safety remains its utmost priority.