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Air Force jets say the damaged tire is on the back left of the plane

Air Force fighter jets who have reached the Electra Air plane say the blown tire is one of the back left tires.

A Boeing 737-400 plane has two tires on each side, and two more under the nose.

The damaged tire has sent Ben Gurion Airport into its highest emergency level, level 3, for the first time in eight years.

There are 152 people aboard the plane.

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