Flight Radar, a service that tracks and shows realtime position of aircrafts is reporting that yet another Malaysian Airlines aircraft made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur soon after take off. The reason is currently unknown but Malaysian Airlines MH198 from Kuala Lumpur to Hyderabad started maintaining a holding position after take off and burnt fuel to prepare for an emergency landing.
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) September 13, 2014
The news has been broken first by Flight Radar before the airlines or the Kuala Lumpur airport. This isn’t the first time that Flight Radar has come handy.
Flight Radar has become a source of tracking airline emergency situations in real time. Meanwhile a search for flight MH198 on Google still shows the flight is on schedule and about to land in Hyderabad in a few minutes, suggesting it is not being updated in real time.
Update: Flight Radar24 shows that the flight has been diverted back to the airport. Meanwhile, Google still shows the same status that the flight landed in Hyderabad. BGR India called the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad where an IVR system suggests the plane is now expected at 1:30PM.