An Air Asia flight from Penang to Langkawi today had to turn back after 10 minutes due to a technical problem.

A Penang International Airport spokesman said AirAsia flight AK6242, which departed at 4.30pm, was supposed to land in Langkawi at 5.05 pm.

“The aircraft turned back after 10 minutes due to a technical problem and the flight had to be rescheduled.

“It safely landed in Langkawi at 6.30pm, a delay of almost 1 hour and 30 minutes from the original schedule,” he added.

Meanwhile, a representative of AirAsia said a press statement would be issued.

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