Travelers stand at an AirAsia sales counter at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. AirAsia X said the flight heading from Malaysia to Saudi Arabia turned back shortly after takeoff due to a technical problem, circling for hours to burn fuel before landing safely in Kuala Lumpur.

AirAsia jet turns back to Malaysia due to technical problem

The incident came after an AirAsia plane crashed into the Java Sea on Dec. 28 while flying from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore…