El Al Plane Has Engine Failure, Flies Another Five Hours To Save Money

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    In terms of stories which can't help but make you scratch your head, an El Al flight from Tel Aviv to New York on Wednesday returned to Tel Aviv over an engine failure. Engine failures happens every so often, and aren't at all unusual or even noteworthy. What is unusual, however, is that the plane was already halfway through the flight when it had that engine failure, and made the decision to return to Tel Aviv, rather than diverting. Via Haaretz: "The Boeing 747-400 airliner, carrying 340 passengers, took off at 11:30 A.M. from Ben Gurion International Airport. Shortly after reaching the Atlantic Ocean, the pilot turned off one of the plane's four engines due to a technical malfunction. But instead of making an emergency landing, the pilot turned the airplane back." The post El Al Plane Has Engine Failure, Flies Another Five Hours To Save Money appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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