The Electra Air 737 landed safely at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv after the highest emergency level was announced.
Tel Aviv: Emergency services are on high alert as a flight with 152 passengers onboard from Cologne, Germany is expected to land shortly in Ben Gurion Airport with severe landing gear damage. pic.twitter.com/t84BlYyeSZ— Israel News Feed (@IsraelHatzolah) 1 июля 2019 г.
Prior to landing, Israeli military jets, F-16s, carried out fly-bys of the plane to examine any damage. The inspection showed that the plane's tyre was torn. At that time the aircraft was circling over the Mediterranean aiming to shed fuel to reduce its weight before landing.
ISRAEL: Over 100 ambulances, emergency forces at Ben Gurion Airport for emergency landing of 152-passenger plane from Germany with damaged tire. pic.twitter.com/L3v8gToLhw— KolHaolam (@KolHaolam) 1 июля 2019 г.
The inspection was conducted after at least one tyre of the Electra Air 737 exploded when the aircraft took off from Cologne, Germany.