04/20/2014 02:08 EDT | Updated 06/20/2014 05:59 EDT

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH192 Makes Emergency Landing

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The Malaysian Airline System Bhd. (MAS) logo is displayed on the company's aircraft at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, Malaysia, on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Malaysia Airlines joins the Oneworld airline alliance tomorrow. Photographer: Goh Seng Chong/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Bangalore with 166 people on board has landed safely after a landing gear malfunction forced an emergency landing early Monday morning local time, the airline has confirmed. 

Flight MH192, operated on the B737-800 aircraft, was scheduled to arrive in Bangalore, but was forced to turn around and touched down back in Kuala Lumpur at 1:56 a.m. Monday. The flight was carrying 159 passengers and seven crew members.​

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

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