1. Air India Mumbai-Newark flight diverts to Kazakhstan

Air India Mumbai-Newark flight diverts to Kazakhstan

An Air India flight from Mumbai to Newark (New Jersey) was diverted to Kazakhstan on Thursday due to technical problem.

By: | Updated: August 25, 2016 11:06 AM
An update from Air India on Twitter read: "#AI191 #Mumbai - #Newark has been diverted to #Kazakhstan due to operational reasons. (Representative photo: PTI) Air India is dispatching a relief aircraft from New Delhi to ferry the stranded passengers from Kazakhstan to Newark. (Representative photo: PTI)

A Newark-bound Air India flight, carrying around 300 passengers, from here was today diverted to Kazakhstan due to technical issues.

The Boeing 777-300 ER plane landed at an international airport in Kazakhstan at around 0800 hours after “some alarm went off”.

Air India is dispatching a relief aircraft from New Delhi to ferry the stranded passengers from Kazakhstan to Newark.

An airline spokesperson said the flight was diverted due to technical reasons. There was some alarm that went off and the engineers are inspecting the flight, he added.

In a tweet, the airline said the flight has been diverted on account of operational reasons and that all passengers are being taken care of.

Generally, Boeing 777-300 ER has seating capacity for around 350 people.

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