Air India Mumbai-Newark flight diverts to Kazakhstan due to technical reasons

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

The Boeing 777-300 ER plane landed at an international airport in Kazakhstan at around 08.00 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.


Updated Date: Aug 25, 2016 11:30 AM

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