Israel-bound flight makes emergency landing in Croatia
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Israel-bound flight makes emergency landing in Croatia

El Al plane from Munich to Tel Aviv diverted to Zagreb after crew smells smoke shortly after takeoff

An El Al Boeing 737-800 on approach to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport in 2012. (Andre Wadman/Wikipedia/GFDL 1.2)
An El Al Boeing 737-800 on approach to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport in 2012. (Andre Wadman/Wikipedia/GFDL 1.2)

An El Al flight from Germany to Israel was forced to make an emergency landing in Croatia on Sunday after the crew smelled something burning shortly after takeoff.

Flight LY 354 left Munich shortly after 11 a.m. for Tel Aviv and was soon diverted to Zagreb, where technicians investigated the source of the smell, which appeared to be coming from the kitchen of the Boeing 737.

The flight was originally scheduled to arrive in Israel at 3:20 p.m. but it is not yet clear when it will arrive.

In May a chartered Israir flight from Warsaw to Tel Aviv was forced to land in Slovakia after suffering problems with its oxygen supply. Passengers described an emergency situation, saying they were forced to wear oxygen masks as the plane descended and were kept in the dark as to the nature of the problem for a lengthy period of time.

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