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(CNN) — Malaysia Airlines Flight 192 landed safely Sunday after returning to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, because its landing gear had malfunctioned on takeoff.

The Boeing 737 with 166 people on board touched down just before 2 a.m. local time (2 p.m. ET), the airline said on its Twitter feed.

Earlier the airline said landing gear on the right side of the plane, which was carrying 159 passengers, had malfunctioned when the flight departed at 10:09 p.m.

The flight was supposed to land in Bangalore, India.