Update – Plane Lands Safely

YERUSHALAYIM -
The Boeing 737-400 landing at Ben Gurion airport on Monday. Photo: Ben Gurion Airport Authority

The damaged plane arriving from Germany has landed safely at Ben Gurion Airport, with a flat tire.

Prior to landing, the Boeing 737-400 circled over the Mediterranean to jettison fuel and reduce its weight.

The plane’s damaged tire.
Photo: Ben Gurion Airport Authority

The Israeli Air Force sent jets up to meet and inspect the plane, and reported  that the damaged tire was on the back left-hand side of the plane.  A Boeing 737-400 has two tires on each side and two more at the front under the nose of the plane.