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Posts Tagged ‘Athens’

El Al Plane Diverts to Athens After Fumes Reported in Galley

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

An El Al passenger plane en route to Tel Aviv from Madrid, Spain diverted from its scheduled route shortly after takeoff Wednesday afternoon.

El Al LY-396 was traveling with 94 people on board when it diverted to Athens after the crew reported fumes originating from a galley.

The Boeing 737-900 aircraft landed safely on the runway at Athens International Airport about 18 minutes later, according to a report on The Aviation Herald website.

The aircraft remained on the ground for about three hours, then continued the journey. It was estimated to reach Tel Aviv with a delay of about four hours.

Hana Levi Julian

Motorcyclists Fire Rifle Shots at Israeli Embassy in Greece

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Two gunmen on motorcycles fired 15-20 shots at the Israeli embassy in Athens before dawn Friday. No one was injured.

Police have closed off the area and are investigating the attack.

The bullet shells indicated that the gunmen fired Kalashnikov semi-automatic rifles.

Israel and Greece have good relations, but the government has been very critical of Israeli policies towards the Palestinian Authority, and the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party has gained popularity in the country.

American and German offices have been targeted by terrorists in previous attacks last year and in 2007.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Smoke Warning Forces NY-Israel El Al Plane to Land in Greece

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

A smoke detector warning in a bathroom forced an El Al airplane with 324 passengers  on the New York-Tel Aviv route to land in Athens late Wednesday night, according to the Hebrew-language Yediot Acharonot newspaper.

All of the crew and passengers are safe, and the airline placed them in hotel rooms before they could resume their trip to early Thursday morning.


Jewish Press News Briefs

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