The US statement came after an Air India flight from Delhi to San Francisco made an emergency landing in Russia's Magadan. The US said on June 6 that it was closely monitoring the situation.
Air India had told on Tuesday that due to a sudden fault in the engine of the aircraft, it had to be diverted towards Magadan. The aircraft landed safely with 216 passengers and 16 crew on board.
How many Americans on board the plane?
Vedant Patel, deputy spokesman for the US State Department, said that we have information about an aircraft going to America, which had to make an emergency landing in Russia. We are closely monitoring the situation. However, I have not been able to confirm how many US citizens were on board the flight at this time.
However, this flight was bound for the United States. Therefore, it is certainly likely that there are US citizens on board. Air India is sending another flight to take the passengers to their destinations.
216 passengers on board Air India flight AI-173
On June 6, an Air India flight AI-173 flew from Delhi to San Francisco. After a technical fault in the engine, he had to divert and made a safe landing at Magadan Airport in Russia. According to the airline company, there were 232 people, including 216 passengers and 16 crew members, on board the flight, which is currently safe. All kinds of facilities are being provided to the passengers.
Aircraft diverted earlier too
It is noteworthy that in April this year Air India flight had to be diverted to Malaysia due to bad weather. The flight was going from Chennai to Singapore.