NEWS El Al flight makes emergency landing in Billings (Montana)

The Billings Gazette is reporting that an Boeing 777 operated by El Al Airlines was forced to make an emergency landing at the Billings International Airport shortly before 0600 hours (MST) Sunday, 15 November 2015. Warning lights indicated a fire in the starboard engine. The flight, operating from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles, carried 279 passenger plus crew members. The does not have jetway service capable of accommodating a Boeing 777 and has no customs agents for commercial flights. Passengers exited via a landing ladder. Customs agents are en route and expected to arrive at 1300 hours (MST). Currently, additional details are not available.


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