US-bound flight makes emergency landing at B-G
LAST UPDATED: 11/09/2011 14:31
Continental Airlines flight forced to land after pilot reports smoke coming from baggage compartment; 280 passengers on board.
airplane, smoke [illustrative] Photo: Thinkstock/Imagebank
Continental Airlines flight made a successful emergency landing at
Ben-Gurion International Airport on Wednesday, after the pilot reported smoke coming from the baggage compartment.
The flight, with 280 passengers on board, landed safely shortly after
taking off from Ben-Gurion en route to Newark Liberty International
Airport in New Jersey.
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Magen David Adom dispatched 45 ambulances and 17 mobile units to meet the
plane on the runway after airport officials sent out an alert
at 12:20 p.m.
firefighting crews also arrived on the tarmac to assess the
Boeing 777 passenger jet's situation upon its landing.
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