El AL plane makes emergency landing in Ben Gurion Airport
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El AL plane makes emergency landing in Ben Gurion Airport

Aircraft with 130 passengers lands shortly after takeoff due to malfunction

An El Al plane taxis into Ben Gurion International Airport (photo credit: Yossi Zamir/Flash90)
An El Al plane taxis into Ben Gurion International Airport (photo credit: Yossi Zamir/Flash90)

An El Al plane made an emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport shortly after it took off on Thursday afternoon.

The plane, a Boeing 737 carrying 130 passengers, was on its way to Vienna when the pilot discovered a malfunction in the aircraft’s fuel systems and announced an emergency situation.

Airport crews cleared the runways and prepared for the emergency landing. The plane made a successful landing and no one was injured.

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