Plane makes emergency landing at Ben-Gurion Airport
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Plane makes emergency landing at Ben-Gurion Airport

El Al flight from Milan lands safely after reporting engine trouble

Lazar Berman is a former breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

An El Al plane taxis into Ben Gurion International Airport (photo credit: Yossi Zamir/Flash90)
An El Al plane taxis into Ben Gurion International Airport (photo credit: Yossi Zamir/Flash90)

Two weeks after a similar incident at Ben Gurion Airport, an emergency was declared on Wednesday when a plane flying from Milan to Tel Aviv reported engine trouble to the control tower.

The El Al 737 landed safely and no passengers were injured, according to Channel 10.

The pilots reported “a malfunction in the engine while preparing to land in Israel,” Israel Airports Authority said in a statement. “There were 138 passengers on the plane, and an emergency was immediately declared in the airport.”

Firefighting and medical crews from Magen David Adom were rushed to the runway, but the plane managed to land without further incident.

Less than two weeks ago, a Greek plane flying from Crete to Israel issued a mayday call to Ben Gurion Airport, and it too landed safely. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said all 170 passengers and crew on that flight were safe and well.

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