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Jumbo Jet Makes a Safe Touchdown at Ben-Gurion Amid Massive EMS Response

bgaA level 2 state of emergency was declared in Ben-Gurion International Airport on Sunday afternoon 8 Elul as a Boeing 737-800 with 198 passengers and crew on board reported it was heading back following takeoff due to a technical malfunction. The problem was connected to the plane’s cabin pressurization system.

As EMS agencies were responding the call, informed the plane was expected to touch down in 20 minutes, the flight was able to touch down in the airport, B’chasdei Hashem without incident or injuries. The emergency response was canceled.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

7 Responses

  1. Baruch Hashem they landed safely. I’m not sure if a 737-800 counts as a jumbo jet, it is a stretched version of the smallest Boeing passenger jet – either way 198 (think 200!) is a LOT of people. It could have been bad.

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