Terrifying Moment Plane With Faulty Wheel Successfully Lands In Israel (Video)
Posted by Thandiubani on Tue 02nd Jul, 2019 - tori.ng
Many people on board a plane were left terrified after their plane with faulty wheel successfully landed.
The Electra Airways plane finding its way to tarmac
A major air disaster was averted on Monday as an Electra Airways Boeing 737-400 made a successful emergency landing at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport after one of its tires was blown out during takeoff in Cologne, Germany.
Staff at Ben Gurion were put on highest alert on Monday afternoon as the plane with 152 on board prepared to land.
More than 100 ambulances were scrambled to the scene and all other flights were canceled or diverted.
After circling in a holding pattern to shed fuel, the 737 touched down at 4:25 PM local time, using engine braking to keep pressure off the tires.
No injuries were reported as passengers began disembarking on the tarmac. Prior to landing, the plane had been escorted into Israeli airspace by two F-16 fighter jets.
Video of the landing of Electra Airways LZ-EBA in Ben Gurion airport. All passengers and crews are well. Kudos to the pilots. 📹by Israeli airports Authority pic.twitter.com/C3ghCGpqjx