Air Force sends jets to accompany, examine incoming damaged 737 plane

Israeli Air Force jets are taking off to meet the damaged Boeing 737 headed to Ben Gurion.

At least one of the plane’s tires exploded on takeoff in Cologne a few hours ago, but officials don’t know which tire or what other damage might have been sustained to the plane’s landing gear.

The military jets will conduct close fly-bys of the plane to examine the damage and give authorities at Ben Gurion a clear sense of what to expect in the emergency landing, now slated for about 4:15 p.m.

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