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El Al flight lands safely at Ben Gurion in emergency landing

Haaretz.com

May 22, 2011 | 8:43 pm

UPDATE:
El Al flight 027 landed safely at Ben Gurion International Airport in an emergency landing on Monday morning.

The flight, which was headed for Newark, returned to Ben Gurion and landed safely at 5:30am. [end update]


A state of emergency was declared at Ben Gurion International Airport on the early hours of Monday morning, after a technical fault was discovered in an El Al flight headed for the United States.

Flight LY027 from Tel Aviv to Newark is carrying 276 passengers on a Boeing 777 model aircraft.

After take-off at 1:50am on Monday a technical fault was discovered in the left wheel of the plane. Following the discovery, the flight crew decided to return to Israel.

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