Israeli Plane makes Emergency Landing in Eritrea

Boeing 767 touches down safely despite failure in one engine; no injuries reported

An El Al plane taxis into Ben Gurion International Airport
An El Al plane taxis into Ben Gurion International Airport

By Naama Barak,

An El Al flight en route from Bangkok to Tel Aviv made an emergency landing in Eritrea on Wednesday morning after a fault was discovered in one of the plane’s engines.

The 767 Boeing airplane landed safely at an airport in Asmara, Eritrea’s capital, and none of the passengers were injured.

“Passengers on flight 082 are being taken care of by the crew until the arrival of a replacement airplane that will depart in the coming hours,” El Al told the Ynet news site, adding that “El Al views flight safety with utmost importance and will not compromise on the topic. We are doing all that is required in order to return our passengers home safely.”

The Wednesday incident was not the first time an El Al plane had to make an emergency landing this summer. In July, a flight departing Berlin had to return to the local airport twice for fear of technical faults before it was able to commence its voyage to Tel Aviv.
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El Al aircraft en route to Eritrea to Retrieve Stranded Passengers

By YnetNews,

An El Al Boeing 767 airplane is heading from Ben Gurion airport to Asmara, Eritrea’s capital, to retrieve passengers who landed there on an El Al flight from Bangkok to Israel due to a malfunction.

Israel’s ambassador to the country, Eli Antebi, said earlier that all the passengers are in the terminal, and the embassy is attempting to let them stay at a hotel until the airplane’s arrival.

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El Al Flight Arrives in Israel After Emergency Landing

An El Al flight that made its way from Thailand and was forced to make an emergency landing in Eritrea arrived safely in Israel.

By Elad Benari,

An El Al flight that made its way from Thailand to Israel and was forced to make an emergency landing in Eritrea, arrived safely at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport on Wednesday night.

The flight, en route from Bangkok to Tel Aviv, landed in the Eritrean capital of Asmara on Wednesday morning after a technical fault was discovered in one of the plane’s engines.

The 767 Boeing airplane landed safely in Asmara and none of the passengers were injured. They did, however, have to wait for hours at the Eritrean airport until a new plane was flown in from Israel.

In August, an El Al flight en route from New York to Israel was forced make an emergency landing in Athens, after smoke was spotted in the plane.

The plane landed without further incident. No damage or casualties were reported. El Al technicians looked into the source of the problem and the passengers returned to Tel Aviv after a delay of more than 12 hours.

Also in August, an Arkia airplane carrying 72 passengers landed safely at the Ben Gurion Airport after the crew of the plane, that was making its way from Larnaca, Cyprus, to Tel Aviv, reported a technical failure in the plane’s engine.

Rescue crews were deployed to the airport, but the plane landed safely and there were no injuries.

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