Ben Gurion Airport was placed on its highest level of alert, Monday afternoon, as an Electra Air Boeing 737-400 from Germany with an exploded tire was making its way to the airport. The tire reportedly blew as the plane took off in Germany.
More than 100 MDA ambulances and emergency vehicles staged at the airport in a status known as “Emergency Condition 3”, as they awaited the flight with 152 people on board.
The plane made its way over the tower to check the tire., and Israel Air Force planes flew near the plane to inspect the wheel in question and report to the control tower.
Thankfully, the plane landed without incident.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)