AirAsia flight returns to Bangkok after ‘cabin irregularity’

Bangkok, Oct 20 (IANS) Thai AirAsia X on Tuesday said a Tokyo-bound flight returned to Bangkok’s Don Mueang airport less than an hour after takeoff when the airline discovered an “irregularity in the passenger cabin”.

However, the airline did not disclose the irregularity, The Bangkok Post reported.

Flight XJ606, an Airbus A330-300 carrying 330 passengers and 13 crew members, left Don Mueang International Airport at 10.40 a.m. and its pilot decided to return and land at the airport at 11.25 a.m. for safety reasons and a technical examination.

All passengers were transferred to another aircraft, which left Don Mueang airport at 12.45 p.m.

AirAsia X is the sister company of Malaysia-based budget airline AirAsia. It is the medium and long-haul operation of AirAsia, which is Asia’s largest low cost carrier.

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