Malaysian plane lands safely after landing gear scare

KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:20pm EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 (Reuters) - A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane with 166 people on board landed safely at Kuala Lumpur early on Monday after being forced to abandon a flight to Bangalore because of problems with its landing gear, the airline said.

Defence Minister and Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said in a tweet: 'All landed safely - going there now!!"

(Reporting by Stuart Grudgings, editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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