Flight to Tel Aviv makes emergency landing in Munich
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Flight to Tel Aviv makes emergency landing in Munich

Plane from Dusseldorf lands safely after passenger suffers chest pains requiring hospital treatment

Germania Airlines  Germania Airbus A321-211,  23 December 2015 (CC BY-SA dxme, Wikimedia)
Germania Airlines Germania Airbus A321-211, 23 December 2015 (CC BY-SA dxme, Wikimedia)

A scheduled flight from Dusseldorf to Tel Aviv by ST Germania Airlines was forced to make an emergency landing in Munich on Thursday morning.

Flight ST 6256 left Dusseldorf at 6:15 Thursday morning, 15 minutes later than scheduled.

Shortly into the flight, the Airbus 321-22 declared an emergency and was forced to land at Munich airport.

Israeli media, citing the airline, reported that the flight was diverted so a passenger suffering chest pains could disembark and receive medical treatment.

The flight then continued on its scheduled route to Tel Aviv.

Germania is a privately owned airline headquartered in Berlin. It operates low-cost flights to a number of destinations in the Middle East including Tel Aviv. The airline operates a total of 22 aircraft.

The flight path of a plane from Dusseldorf to Tel Aviv diverted to Munich on October 6, 2016. (screen capture: Flightradar24.com)
The flight path of a plane from Dusseldorf to Tel Aviv diverted to Munich on October 6, 2016. (screen capture: Flightradar24.com)

Tens of thousands of Israelis are expected to pass through Ben-Gurion International Airport on Thursday, one of the busiest travel days of the year, following the Rosh Hashanah holiday.

On Wednesday some 77,000 passengers passed through the airport, the IAA said, just shy of its all-time record of 78,900 passengers who traveled through the airport in August 2015.

According to the Globes business journal, 1.7 million passengers are slated to pass through Ben Gurion Airport during the October holidays, an 8% increase from 2015.

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