Passenger jet makes emergency landing in Israel

An El Al jet crippled landing gear is about to make an emergency landing.

Last Updated: May 23, 2011, 08:39 AM IST

Jerusalem: Israeli media say an El Al jet with 260 passengers and crippled landing gear has safely made an emergency landing at Israel`s international airport.

Israel`s Channel 2 news is reporting that the Boeing 777 made a successful landing at dawn on Monday as dozens of rescue crews stood by and hospitals were put on alert.

Earlier, media reported that the jet had been on route to Newark, New Jersey, when the problem was discovered and it was forced to turn back. The jet dumped its fuel into the Mediterranean in preparation for the landing.
The Israeli news site NRG said 70 rescue crews were waiting at the airport, where a state of emergency had been declared.

Bureau Report