US-Bound Air India Passengers Stranded in Russia Suffer Extreme Woes

New Delhi: Stranded passengers of an Air India flight that had to make an emergency landing in Russia are reported to be suffering extreme problems of different varieties. These passengers include children, women, and the elderly. They are battling language barriers, unfamiliar food, and substandard accommodation after their plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Magadan, Russia, reported NDTV.

The Air India flight, a Boeing 777, on its way from Delhi to San Francisco with 216 passengers and 16 crew members, developed a technical problem with one of its engines on Tuesday. Because of it, the plane made an emergency landing in Russia.

Speaking to NDTV via telephone, Gagan, a passenger on the plane, said were sent on buses to different locations. Older people running out of medicine, he said.

On Wednesday, Air India has informed that a replacement plane would be sent from Mumbai to Russia to transport the stranded passengers from Magadan to San Francisco.

The US State Department is also monitoring the situation as some US citizens may be on this flight.

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