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Up Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Israel

Saturday, August 20, 2016
By George Hatcher
Up Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Israel

Up Airlines flight LY-2653 made an emergency landing in Tel Aviv, Israel, on August 18th. The plane had just departed for Kiev, Ukraine, when the crew received information that tire debris was found on the runway and decided to return. The plane landed uneventfully. There were 182 people aboard at the time; all of... »

Egypt Air Plane Makes Safe Landing in Israel after Communication Loss

Monday, April 25, 2016
By George Hatcher
Egypt Air Plane Makes Safe Landing in Israel after Communication Loss

Egypt Air flight 4D-54 had to be intercepted before it made a safe landing at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel, on April 23rd. The Embraer ERJ-170 was en-route from Cairo, Egypt, when upon entering Israeli Airspace, it lost communication due to a radio failure, prompting Israeli Authorities to intercept the plane. The plane... »

Israeli Warplanes Came Dangerously Close to Ryanair Passenger Plane

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By George Hatcher

Two Israel Air Force F-16 fighter jets almost crashed into a Ryanair passenger plane near Ovda Airport, Israel, on March 1st. The passenger plane was en-route from Krakow, Poland, to Ovda airport, Israel, when two fighter planes, engaged in the training exercises, came “dangerously close”. The Ryanair pilots changed the course at the last... »

Royal Jordanian Airlines Jet Makes Emergency Landing in Israel

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
By George Hatcher
Royal Jordanian Airlines Jet Makes Emergency Landing in Israel

Royal Jordanian Airlines flight RJA611 had to make an emergency landing at Ben Gurion International airport in Israel, on November 3. According to the airline, the Airbus A320 was en-route from Dubai to Amman, Jordan when it was diverted due to poor weather conditions. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained unhurt. Authorities said... »

Arkia Israel Airlines Flight Diverts to Ben Gurion Airport

Thursday, October 1, 2015
By George Hatcher
Arkia Israel Airlines Flight Diverts to Ben Gurion Airport

Arkia Israel Airlines flight IZ-826 diverted to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, for an emergency landing on September 27. The ATR-72-212A plane, heading from Eilat to Sde Dov Airport, Tel Aviv, was diverted after the crew noticed a gear problem. The plane landed safely. None of the 72 people aboard were harmed.... »

Aegean Airlines Flight Diverts to Ben Gurion Airport

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
By George Hatcher
Aegean Airlines Flight Diverts to Ben Gurion Airport

An Aegean Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, on the night of June 21. The plane, en-route from Athens, Greece to Amman, Jordan, declared emergency after the crew reported smoke coming out of cargo hold. The plane landed uneventfully. All 60 passengers remained safe. Download article... »

Israir Jet Makes Emergency Landing at Ben Gurion International Airport

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
By George Hatcher
Israir Jet Makes Emergency Landing at Ben Gurion International Airport

An Israir flight made an emergency at Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel, on May 25. The ATR plane took off from Sde Dov airport in north Tel Aviv and was en-route to Eilat when one of its engines failed. The pilot reported the situation to ATC and requested at emergency landing. The plane,... »

Bird-Hit Arkia Jet Makes Emergency Landing at Ben Gurion Airport

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
By George Hatcher
Bird-Hit Arkia Jet Makes Emergency Landing at Ben Gurion Airport

Arkia Israel Airlines flight IZ-803 had to make an emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport, Israel, on April 26. The Embraer ERJ-195 jet was heading from Sde Dov Airport in Tel Aviv, to Eilat when the pilot reported a bird strike and sought permission for an emergency landing. The plane landed safely around 10... »

El Al Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Tel Aviv

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By George Hatcher
El Al Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Tel Aviv

El Al flight 2521 had to return and make an emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, on April 21. Authorities said tire shreds were found on the runway after the plane took off for Prague, Czech Republic. The pilot was then informed about the situation and was asked to turn... »

Small Plane Crashed in Central Israel; 2 Killed

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By George Hatcher
Small Plane Crashed in Central Israel; 2 Killed

An ultralight plane crashed near an amusement park in Rishon Lezion, central Israel, on the morning of January 25. The plane crashed and caught fire at the airstrip while the pilot was attempting an emergency landing. The pilot and his only passenger were killed in the crash. Authorities believe that dense fog might have... »

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