Ben Gurion Airport Declares Highest Emergency Level

Ambulances and paramedics awaiting the plane at Ben Gurion Airport. (Hatzalah)

Ben Gurion Airport is on high emergency level as it awaits the landing of a plane with a damaged tire, arriving from Cologne, Germany.

Over 100 ambulances are on standby to meet the plane, which is carrying 152 people.

The tire apparently exploded during takeoff.