Miri-Labuan flight forced to turn back after smoke detected in cabin

The aeroplane on the Miri Airport tarmac.

By Malcolm Lau

KUCHING, May 31: An aeroplane carrying 29 passengers from Miri to Labuan was forced to return to Miri Airport this afternoon.

The Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) received an emergency call from the Airport Fire Rescue Service (AFRS) and immediately rushed to Miri Airport.

According to the Bomba report, the aeroplane departed Miri at 4.05pm but had to turn back after smoke was detected in the cabin of the aeroplane.

The aeroplane landed safely at Miri Airport at 4.24pm and the team immediately boarded to locate the source of the smoke in the aeroplane.

The aeroplane was reported to be fine and no source of smoke or burning was found.

All the passengers were reported to be safe and the flight was cancelled by the authorities.

The Bomba team collected information about the incident before returning to the fire station. — DayakDaily