Tragedy averted as Boeing 737- 400 makes emergency landing minus wheels


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A major plane crash was prevented when an aircraft conveying over 150 people made an emergency landing, having lost its wheels after take off.

Major disaster was averted as a Boeing 737-400 airplane belonging to Electra Airways, conveying no fewer than 150 passengers, made an emergency landing successfully at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport. The stunning part? The plane was missing a wheel, which it lost upon take off in Germany.

Having been informed of the situation of the aircraft, all hands were on deck, waiting at the airport to ensure that the plane landed successfully, and to contain any problems that may occur. Ben Gurion airport staff were on standby along with over 100 ambulances kept on the runway, ready to swing into action. Flights scheduled at the airport were either diverted or cancelled because of the situation.

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The Electra airplane landing at the airport

Fortunately, the plane landed without crashing. It circled in a holding pattern to release fuel, and landed successfully at 4:25 pm with the use of engine braking to deflect the tire pressure. There was no record of injury, passengers stepped down via the tarmac by themselves.

According to reports to Naijauto, before arriving at the airport to land, two F-16 fighter jets followed the Plane into the airspace in Israel. The pilots examined the condition of the plane, and made a report that one of its back tires on the left was damaged.

Footage of Boeing 737-400 landing at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport

The aircraft is among the three jets Electra Airways owns and operates. Launched in 2016, other jets owned by the Airline include two A320-200series Airbus.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.


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