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Air India Mumbai-Newark flight diverted to Kazakhstan

Airline officials informed that passengers were unhurt and the landing was caused due to a technical glitch in the flight.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: August 26, 2016 12:58:02 am

AN Air India Mumbai-Newark flight was diverted to Kazakhstan due to technical issues on Thursday. The Boeing 777-300 ER plane carrying around 300 passengers landed at the Aktobe International Airport in Kazakhstan around 8 am after airline officials confirmed that an alarm went off.

Airline officials informed that passengers were unhurt and the landing was caused due to a technical glitch in the flight.

“Due to some technical error, the flight had to make an emergency landing. There was an alarm that went off which led to an inspection of the flight by the engineers. Passengers were moved out safely from the flight,” said an AI official.

In a tweet, the airline informed that a relief aircraft was then sent from New Delhi to Kazakhstan to ferry the passengers to Newark.

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