Sunday, September 7, 2014

(En - 7 Sept 2014 - News) Canada-bound El Al plane makes emergency landing due to engine failure

 
A Toronto-bound El Al airliner returned to Ben-Gurion International Airport around a half hour after takeoff late Saturday night due to an engine malfunction.

El Al Flight 29, a Boeing 767 carrying 194 passengers, was forced to make a U-turn over the Mediterranean Sea after one of its two engines failed. An emergency situation was declared at Ben-Gurion ahead of the flight's return, with fire trucks and ambulances waiting near the runway.

The flight landed safely and passengers were transferred to another El Al aircraft, which took off for Toronto a short time later.