El Al passengers stranded in Ukraine

Flight scheduled to take off from Kiev was delayed; passengers to remain in Kiev until Shabbat ends.

Arutz Sheva,

El Al
El Al

El Al Flight 2652 that was scheduled to take off Friday from Boryspil in Kiev to Ben Gurion Airport was delayed because of a technical problem.

As a result, the passengers will remain in a hotel in the Ukraine until Shabbat ends.

The flight was supposed to take off at 10:45 local time.

The passengers boarded the plane after a delay but as it taxied on the runway, a second malfunction became apparent and the takeoff was cancelled.

The passengers were asked to disembark. El Al apologized and said it would provide them with accommodations in Kiev.