Updates at 2:30 pm on 21-4-2014: Yours truly has been reliably informed that YB Dato’ Hishamuddin bin Hussein has called for a report from the top management of MAS pertaining the damaged landing gear and air turn back of MH 190 for consideration by the Government.
The Government should also look into all the appointments made by MAS during and after the infamous MAS-AirAsia share swap including the appointment of all consultants. This is ensure that only competent officers are maintained in their positions for the good of MAS and nation. For the appointment of the “Hollywood and Hollywood”, and Seabury Consulting, please read HERE.
Thank you YB Dato Hishamuddin. You have made us proud with the ways in which you have handled the episode of the missing MH 370.
Thank God! The superb handling of MH192 by MAS pilot has averted another air tragedy. MH 192 departed KLIA at 10:09 pm 20-4-2014 to Banglore. It has made an air turn back to Kuala Lumpur due to a tyre burst during take off and the debris of the damaged tyre have damaged the system (wiring of the gear system of the right hand landing gear) which has indicated to the pilot that it is damaged.
The right hand landing gear cannot be retracted for the whole journey. Hence, the air turn back.
MH192 has safely landed in KLIA at about 2 am just now. All the 159 passengers were safe.
Earlier on, the Operation Control Centre of MAS (OCC) sent out a Code Red Alert MH 192:
“Please be informed B738/MXJ MH192 reported tyre burst after take off and RH landing gear indicates unsafe in extended position. We are declaring CODE RED on MH192. Aircraft will ETA 0115lt. Pls assemble now at Emarald Room.”
Yours truly is sure that the CEO of MAS Engineering Tuan Azhari Dahlan, the “ONLY highly qualified engineer” in Malaysia, will say that the tyre burst of MH192 was all due to “technical problem”.
On 23-3-2014 MH 066 departing KLIA for Icheon (Korea) had to be diverted to Hong Kong due to the failure of its electric generator. To Tuan Azhari Dahlan, the “ONLY highly qualified engineer” in Malaysia, who was specially headhunted from AirAsia’s insignificant engineering department during the infamous MAS – AirAsia share swap, was a technical problem. By the way, AirAsia had to send its aircraft for maintenance to MAS Engineering despite its Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes had vowed not to send its aircraft to MAS for maintenance or other works, HERE. For the article about MH 066 please read HERE.
MAS and Malaysia cannot afford too many of such “technical problems” and incompetent managers to head important departments like Engineering of MAS which involves the safety of aircraft. Tuan Azhari Dahlan must no longer be protected by MAS management.
MAS is having one too many technical problems under Tuan Azhari Dahlan. In view of the many “technical problems”, Tuan Azhari Dahlan must be called upon to account for it. In the interim, Tuan Azhari Dahlan should be suspended pending investigation into the so-called “technical problems” and his competency.
The investigation should also include the appointment of Tuan Azhari Dahlan as CEO of MAS Engineering (MRO). At that material time when he was appointed, he did not have Department of Civil Aviation (DCA)’s Nominated Post Holder qualification, HERE.
In view of MH 370, MH 066 and now MH 192, all departments in MAS must be headed by properly qualified and competent officers.
Below is the email sent out from MAS.
From: YOUR VOICE ONLINE <UVOICE@malaysiaairlines.com>
Date: 21 April 2014 01:52:01 am GMT+8
Subject: Media Statement : MH192 Incident
released at 1.35am/21 Apr 2014
Sepang, 21 April 2014: Malaysia Airlines confirms that flight MH192 that departed from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 10.09pm bound for Bangalore has made an air turn back towards Kuala Lumpur. The aircraft’s right-hand landing gear malfunctioned upon takeoff and is expected to make an emergency landing at KLIA at around 2.00am, today.
Flight MH192, operated on the B737-800 aircraft, was scheduled to arrive in Bangalore at 11.35pm the same day. The flight was carrying a total number of 166 people on board which include 159 passengers and 07 crew members.
Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the Airport Fire Rescue Services (AFRS) in anticipation of the landing.
The airline will provide regular updates on the situation.