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El Al plane to Tel Aviv makes emergency landing in India with just one engine

After departing from Thailand and noticing fuel leak indicator light was on, pilot shuts off affected engine and lands in Goa without incident

Illustrative: A Gulf Air A320 airplane coming from the Bahraini capital Manama is welcomed as it arrives at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv on September 30, 2021. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)
Illustrative: A Gulf Air A320 airplane coming from the Bahraini capital Manama is welcomed as it arrives at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv on September 30, 2021. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)

An El Al flight that took off from Thailand Monday on its way to Israel carried out a successful emergency landing with just one engine in Goa, India.

The Boeing 787 plane left Bangkok and made a planned stop in Phuket before the pilot noticed that the fuel leak indicator light had turned on, according to a Foreign Ministry statement.

The pilot then followed protocol, shutting off the affected engine and landing in the western Indian state of Goa.

The Foreign Ministry got in touch with local authorities, allowing the passengers to spend the night at a nearby hotel after they each took PCR tests, as required in India.

None of the passengers was injured as a result of the emergency landing.

Crews testing the plane did not find any indication of a leak and were in discussions with the Boeing manufacturers to determine what caused the indicator light to go on.

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