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Asiana plane flies back to Fukuoka due to landing gear problems

A passenger jet of Asiana Airlines Inc. departing from Japan has flown back due to a landing gear problem, causing an around eight-hour flight delay, the company said Saturday.

The A350 plane bound for Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, took off from Fukuoka Airport at 11:28 a.m. but returned for repairs as problems were discovered in the landing gear shortly after takeoff, South Korea's No. 2 full-service carrier said.

Asiana Airlines said it will send an alternative jet to Fukuoka to take over 200 passengers to Incheon at around 7:30 p.m.

The air carrier has recently faced rising customer complaints over a series of flight delays caused by problems in airline meal services and technical problems with its aircraft. (Yonhap)

Park Byung-uk  edt@koreapost.com

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