High alert at Ben Gurion as plane plans emergency landing

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May 23, 2011 03:00

 
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A state of emergency was announced at Ben Gurion Airport overnight Sunday because of a technical fault on board an El Al flight expected to land at the airport.

The El Al plane, which has 279 passengers on board, has a faulty left wheel which failed to open in preparation for the landing.

Dozens of MDA rescue teams were on their way to the airport.

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