Ben-Gurion airport: 176 passengers safe after landing scare

A Pegasus Airlines flight from Istanbul was stopped on the runway at Ben-Gurion airport Saturday night, the Israel Airports Authority (IAA) stated, after a mistake during landing nearly endangered the flight. 

The flight, with 176 passengers on board, cleared the runway and was taxiing when it took a wrong turn – from a landing and arrivals runway to a takeoff and departures runway.

The flight was halted immediately, and all passengers and luggage were unloaded for their safety. 

Over the next few minutes, the plane was dragged to a parking port and will be checked for damages. 

The incident will be investigated. 


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