Air India flight diverted to Russia after snag reaches US

New Delhi: A replacement Air India flight to ferry passengers stuck in Russia’s remote town of Magadan after AI173 developed an engine glitch has landed in San Francisco.

The replacement plane had taken off from Mumbai airport on June 7 afternoon. All 216 passengers and 16 crew who had been stranded in Magadan are safely in San Francisco, the airline confirmed on June 8.

The Air India flight AI173, from Delhi to San Francisco, was forced to divert and make an emergency landing at Magadan airport in Russia due to a technical issue with one of its engines, officials said.

The flight, carrying 216 passengers and 16 crew members, encountered the problem mid-flight, prompting the pilot to take immediate action to ensure the safety of all onboard.

Air India officials assured the passengers that alternate travel arrangements would be made to ensure they reach their destinations as soon as possible.

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