Passengers on AI plane diverted to Kazakhstan safe: EAM Sushma Swaraj

| Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 20:43
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Air India, Sushma Swaraj,  External Affairs Minister,  Kazakhstan

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said the passengers of an Air India (AI) flight diverted to Kazakhstan are safe and there was no reason to worry.
She said arrangements for the onward journey of the passengers on the Newark-bound flight are being made.
"AI-191 diverted to Kazakhstan -- Our Ambassador Harsh K. Jain has informed me that all passengers are safe. There is no reason for worry," Sushma Swaraj posted on Twitter.
"The relief plane will land there shortly and take all passengers for onward journey. All those who tweeted in this regard please rest assured."
An Air India Mumbai-Newark flight was diverted to Kazakhstan on Thursday due to operational reasons.
The official said the flight, which took off from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai around 2 a.m., was diverted to Kazakhstan where it landed safely at 7.30 a.m.

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