El Al Flight Touches Down Safely After Emergency

Shortly after takeoff, the pilot of the Prague-bound 2521 flight noticed a ruptured right wheel.

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El AL flight 2521 to Prague made an emergency landing on Tuesday morning at Ben Gurion Airport, shortly after taking off with 181 passengers and crew aboard.

No passengers or crew were injured.

El Al said the Boeing 737-800 pilot decide to turn the plane around after detecting a ruptured right wheel.

Large numbers of emergency forces were deployed on the ground ahead of the emergency landing.  

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