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New York-Tel Aviv flight makes emergency landing in Paris

American Airlines plane touches down safely in France, reportedly after medical emergency on board; most passengers said to be Israeli

Illustrative -- An American Airlines aircraft approaches Philadelphia International Airport, Oct. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Illustrative -- An American Airlines aircraft approaches Philadelphia International Airport, Oct. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A flight from New York to Tel Aviv was forced to make an emergency landing in Paris on Saturday morning.

The American Airlines flight had around 150 passengers on board, most of them Israeli, according to the Kan public broadcaster.

The outlet said the plane made the landing due to an on board medical emergency. No further details were given.

The flight took off from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and had been due to land at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion on Saturday afternoon.

In August, an American Airlines plane successfully landed at Ben Gurion Airport when a state of emergency was declared after the pilot reported a flat tire.

Israel Air Force planes were dispatched to accompany the airliner traveling from Miami to Tel Aviv with 183 passengers aboard.

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