The rocket that disrupted Ben-Gurion flights: An Israel Air Force mistake
In memo to foreign carriers and aviation regulators, director general of Israeli civil aviation authority says danger from rockets to airliners is negligible.
The Hamas rocket which hit Yehud and brought international flights to Ben-Gurion Airport to a partial halt was preceded by a decision not to intercept the rocket. The decision, made by the Iron Dome battery officer, ranking no higher than a captain and without the intervention of a more senior officer, is per the aerial defense policy drawn out by the Air Force command.
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