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El Al plane to make emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport

In this illustrative file photo from March 10, 2020, El Al planes are parked at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
In this illustrative file photo from March 10, 2020, El Al planes are parked at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

An emergency situation has been declared at Ben Gurion Airport due to a malfunction on an El Al plane arriving from Nice.

The Israel Airports Authority says 170 people are aboard the flight.

Rescue services are on their way to the airport ahead of the plane’s landing in the coming minutes.

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