Report: Pilots divert El-Al plane crash, fly into Egypt

May 26, 2013 21:38

An El-Al aircraft carrying more than 100 passengers nearly collided with a mountain near Eilat last month rendering the pilots to avert the summit flying deep into Egyptian territory, Channel 10 reported Sunday.

After receiving orders from the flight control tower to avert landing, the pilots, navigating without instruments, were confused making rounds and lost direction, according to the report. The pilots guided the 737 aircraft 200 meters above the top of the mountain moments before an imminent crash.

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