Air India has sent a new aircraft to evacuate 216 passengers and 16 crew members stranded at Magadan Airport in Russia. The new plane was sent from Mumbai at 1 pm on Wednesday and is expected to arrive at 6.30 am (local time) on Thursday. The airline has tweeted about the latest development. The new aircraft is carrying food and other essential items for the passengers.

What Happened?
The Air India flight going from Delhi to San Francisco, USA, was diverted to Russia’s Magadan on Tuesday after an engine failure. The flight number AEI-173 had departed from Delhi to San Francisco on June 6 when a technical snag was reported in one of the aircraft’s engines. The plane had 216 passengers and 16 crew members on board and landed safely at Magadan airport in Russia. The company told that the aircraft is being investigated and all kinds of assistance were provided to the passengers at the airport.

Air India’s New Aircraft Takes Off
Air India’s new aircraft, AI195, was flagged off from Mumbai airport and is expected to reach Magadan airport on Thursday. The airline has sent a team to provide any support that the passengers may require. The new aircraft is carrying food and other essential items for the passengers.

America is Keeping a Close Watch on the Matter
The United States is closely monitoring the situation and has expressed concern over the emergency landing of the Air India flight in Russia. The US State Department has said that it is in contact with Air India and is closely monitoring the situation.

The safety and security of passengers is of utmost importance to Air India. The airline has taken swift action to evacuate the passengers and provide them with all the necessary support. The investigation into the technical snag on the aircraft is ongoing.

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