El Al plane makes emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport
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El Al plane makes emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport

Jet flying to Warsaw turns back and touches down safely after pilot reports technical fault; none injured

An El Al plane is inspected on the tarmac at Ben Gurion Airport after making an emergency landing on April 29, 2019 (Israel Airports Authority)
An El Al plane is inspected on the tarmac at Ben Gurion Airport after making an emergency landing on April 29, 2019 (Israel Airports Authority)

An El Al jet flying from Israel to Warsaw was forced to turn around and carry out an emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport on Monday morning.

The pilot reported that the plane had a technical fault.

A state of emergency was declared at Ben Gurion Airport and planes were prevented from taking off and landing as ambulances and other emergency vehicles were rushed to the scene.

The plane eventually landed safely and there were no reports of injuries among the 138 people on board.

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