Air India flight diverted to Magadan in Russia after engine glitch

NEW DELHI, 7th June, 2023 (WAM) -- An Air India plane flying from New Delhi to San Francisco landed in Russia after it developed an engine problem, Asian News International (ANI) reported.

"Air India flight AI173 of date operating from Delhi to San Francisco developed a technical issue with one of its engines. The flight with 216 passengers and 16 crew was diverted and landed safely in Magadan airport in Russia," Air India said in a statement.

"The passengers are being provided all support on the ground and will be provided alternate options to reach their destinations at the earliest. The aircraft is undergoing mandatory checks on the ground. We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused to the passengers," it added.