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US ‘Monitoring Situation’ After AI Flight To San Francisco Diverted To Russia

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US ‘Monitoring Situation’ After AI Flight To San Francisco Diverted To Russia

WASHINGTON, DC (ANI) – The United States has said that it is continuing to closely monitor the situation after a San Francisco-bound Air India flight made an emergency landing in Russia.

Principal Deputy Spokesperson at the State Department, Vedant Patel, said that they were aware of the US-bound flight that had to make an emergency landing in Russia on June 6.

Flight AI173 from Delhi-San Francisco was diverted to Magadan in Russia due to an engine glitch, the airline said in a statement on June 6 evening. The flight with 216 passengers and 16 crew members landed safely.

Patel said, “I’m not able to confirm how many US citizens were aboard the flight at this time. It was a flight that was bound for the United States. So, it is, of course, likely that there are American citizens on board.”

Responding to a media query, the deputy spokesperson said that Air India is sending a replacement aircraft. “As you probably also saw, there’s public reporting from Air India that they are sending a – what my understanding is – a replacement aircraft to the destination to have the passengers carry on for their route, but I would defer to the air carrier to speak to anything further on this.”

Patel told reporters at the press briefing, “And of course, we’ll let Air India speak to any steps that they’re taking as it relates to mitigating the technical issues.”

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  • Russia is not going to touch any person on an Indian Airline. The relationship is too deep to worry. Only US can screw that with its constant mouthing off.

    June 7, 2023
  • Anil, You are quick to blame anything and everything to US without any justification.

    June 7, 2023

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