Greek plane makes emergency landing in Tel Aviv: airport
JERUSALEM - Agence France-Presse
A Greek charter plane made an emergency landing. AP photoA Greek charter plane made an emergency landing at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport on Thursday after the pilot had sent out a distress signal, an airport official told AFP.
"The airport was placed on a state of alert after receiving a distress message about a technical problem but the aircraft landed without incident," the official said.
Israeli media had earlier identified the aircraft as a Jordanian passenger plane.
"The pilot on his approach to Ben Gurion airport told the control tower the plane had a serious problem with the hydraulic system," the official said.
"The airport was placed on a state of alert. We mobilised ambulances and firefighters to be ready for all eventualities, but the pilot managed to maintain control of the aircraft until it landed," he added.