Air India Mumbai-Newark flight diverted to Kazakhstan

An Air India Mumbai-Newark flight was diverted to Kazakhstan on Thursday due to operational reasons.

Published: 25th August 2016 11:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th August 2016 11:27 AM   |  A+A-

By IANS

MUMBAI: An Air India Mumbai-Newark flight was diverted to Kazakhstan on Thursday due to operational reasons, an official said here.

The official said the flight which took off from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here around 2 a.m. was diverted to Kazakhstan where it landed safely at 7.30 a.m.

All passengers and crew on board are safe and the Boeing 777 is being inspected by a team of engineers.

The official denied that there was any fire or smoke emanating from the aircraft and said the diversion was due to "operational reasons".

The aircraft is expected to take off for its onward journey to Newark, New Jersey within a couple of hours, the official added.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp