Bangalore: A Kuala Lumpur-bound Malaysian Airlines flight with 151 people on board was forced to return 90 minutes after it took off from here following a technical problem, leaving its passengers stranded at the airport.

The MH-193 flight landed back safely one and a half hours after it took-off at 0118 hours, the Bangalore International airport sources said.

All the passengers are safe, they said, while clarifying that it was a normal landing.

The plane is scheduled to depart later in the evening.