Thursday, November 5, 2015

(En - 05 Nov 2015 - News) Bad weather forces Dubai flight to land in Israel


Royal Jordanian flight from Dubai to Amman diverts to Ben-Gurion International Airport Wednesday after running low on fuel • Incident is unusual, as United Arab Emirates does not have diplomatic relations with Israel.

Dust and strong winds at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, forced an incoming Royal Jordanian Airlines flight from Dubai to divert to Ben-Gurion International Airport on Wednesday afternoon.

The plane, an Airbus 320, was carrying 66 passengers and crew members.

Running low on fuel after weather conditions prevented the plane from landing in Amman, the flight crew requested permission to land in Tel Aviv. Permission was granted and the plane landed on Runway 21 at Ben-Gurion International Airport around 3:15 p.m.