Bird Strike Compels An El Al Flight To NYC To Return To Tel Aviv

El Al flight 007 from Ben-Gurion International Airport to New York City was compelled to turn around and head back to Tel Aviv on Tuesday, 11 Cheshvan, due to a bird strike.

The plane circled over the Mediterranean for about an hour, dumping fuel, and then made and uneventful landing back in Ben-Gurion.

Engineers were summoned to inspect the plane to determine if it was able to head on its original destination or if another plane would have to be brought in.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

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