Air India (AI 191) flight from Mumbai to Newark diverted to Kazakhstan due to technical problem

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A Newark-bound Air India flight, carrying around 300 passengers, from Mumbai 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”.

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

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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.

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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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(With PTI inputs)

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