Sunday, August 30, 2009

Air Asia plane makes emergency landing on Macao airport

MACAO, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- An Air Asia plane carrying 148 passengers made an emergency landing Monday morning on Macao International Airport after the plane's emergency door warning light was falsely activated, but no one was injured in the accident.

The Airbus A320 plane, Flight No. AK50, took off in Kuala Lumpur earlier this morning and at around 10:00 a.m. local time (GMT 0200), when the plane was flying into Macao, a warning light was set off, signaling that the aircraft's emergency door was open. The pilot then informed Macao International Airport (MIA) and made an emergency landing.

None of the passengers on board the plane was injured as the plane made a safe landing on the airport's runway, a spokeswoman from the MIA said.

Air Asia later confirmed that the emergency door of the plane turned out to be securely locked when the plane was on the air and the warning light was just falsely activated.

Being one of the low-fare airlines in Asia, Air Asia has a fleet of 72 aircraft and operates over 400 flights every day from hubs located in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

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