El Al plane forced to make emergency landing at Ben Gurion

Passenger plane carrying 138 people suffers hydraulic malfunction, forced to make emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

The emergency landing
The emergency landing

A passenger plane operated by El Al was forced to make an emergency landing at Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport Monday morning, after the plane suffered a mechanical failure.

The plane, which had been carrying 138 people, most of them teens on a youth trip to Poland ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day, was en route to Warsaw when the pilot reported a mechanical failure onboard the plane.

Ben Gurion International Airport, the place of departure for flight LY563, declared a state of emergency as the plane was forced to turn back make an emergency landing there.

All other landings and takeoffs at Ben Gurion were halted during the state of emergency.

Airport officials reported Monday morning that LY563 successfully completed the emergency landing, returning safely to Ben Gurion with no injuries among the passengers or crew.