El-Al flight forced to land in Bulgaria after passenger attacks staff member

June 5, 2014 09:09

Flight makes emergency landing in Sofia; passenger who hit crew member is offloaded; flight continues to Germany.

EL AL planes lie at rest at Ben-Gurion Airport earlier this week due to a strike

El al plane at rest 370. (photo credit:REUTERS)

An El-Al flight en route to Munich from Ben-Gurion Airport was forced to make an emergency landing in Sofia, Bulgaria on Thursday morning after a passenger caused a disturbance on the plane.

The decision to land the plane was made after a passenger hit a member of the El-Al staff.

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The passenger was removed from the plane in Sofia and the flight continued to Munich.

The staff member did not sustain significant injuries in the attack.

The motive for the attack was not clear.

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