Wing malfunction forces El Al flight back to airport
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Wing malfunction forces El Al flight back to airport

Plane carrying over a hundred passengers was en route to Cyprus from Tel Aviv; pilot emptied fuel over Mediterranean

Illustrative image of El Al planes at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. (Serge Attal/Flash90/File)
Illustrative image of El Al planes at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. (Serge Attal/Flash90/File)

An El Al flight bound for Cyprus was forced to return to Ben Gurion Airport Saturday after its wings malfunctioned shortly after takeoff.

The plane was carrying over a hundred passengers and was able to land safely after the pilot emptied the fuel tanks off the coast of Tel Aviv.

On Thursday, an El Al Israel Airlines flight from Tel Aviv to Munich was forced to make an emergency landing in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia after a passenger began attacking crew members and threatening other travelers.

The flight’s captain decided to touch down in Sofia Airport after the passenger reportedly attacked the head flight attendant. The passenger also attempted to hurt several other people on the aircraft, the Walla news site reported.

No details were given about the passenger’s identity.

After landing, the passenger was taken off the plane and transferred to a local police station. The El Al flight continued to its original destination a short while later.

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