Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Air India Delhi-San Francisco flight lands in Russia after engine snag

New Delhi: Air India’s Delhi-San Francisco (SFO) direct flight on Tuesday made a safe landing in Magadan, Russia, after one of the Boeing 777’s engines developed a snag en route. The aircraft (VT-ALH) with 232 people on-board had taken off from Indira Gandhi International Airport at 4am Tuesday.

An AI official said the B777 "developed a technical issue" with one of its engines. "The flight carrying 216 passengers and 16 crew members was diverted and landed safely in Magadan airport in Russia. The passengers are being provided all support on ground and will be provided an alternate option to reach their destination at the earliest. The aircraft is undergoing the mandatory checks on ground. We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused to the passengers,” said the AI official.

“Air India will operate an alternate aircraft from Magadan to San Francisco on June 7, 2023, carrying all passengers and crew of AI173 who are presently accommodated in local hotels. The authorities are extending all cooperation in our effort to ensure that passengers safely reach their destination at the earliest,” the official added.

06/06/2023 Times of India

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