A state of emergency was declared at Ben Gurion Airport on Thursday due to a malfunction aboard an Arkia plane bound for Rhodes, Arutz Sheva reported.
The plane, which had a problem with the hydraulic system, returned safely to the tarmac. Ambulances and firefighters were dispatached to the scene, but the 265 passengers arrived back without harm. The passengers were assigned other flights by Arkia.
Airport officials said it would be Ben Gurion’s busiest day on record; servicing 73,000 passengers and 430 incoming and outbound flights.