10:16: The EL Al plane has made a safe emergency landing, thank God.
Technicians are preparing to replace the damaged wheel, and the plane is expected to take off again around noon.
10:01: The El Al plane is making its final approach over western Samaria before an emergency landing at 10:15.
“IDF Elite” reported on Twitter that the plane has flown over the airport three times, possibly to allow engineers to take images of the underside of plane for analysis.
Emergency declared at Ben Gurion Airport — ELAL flight 2521 (737-800 with 174 passengers) to Prague has a damaged right landing gear — Ben Gurion airport discovered parts of the broken landing gear and tire on runway after takeoff.
Emergency fire and EMS services responding to airport via Mass Casualty Protocol.
9:37 AM FLIGHT ETA 15 MINUTES as airplane has dumped fuel and returns for emergency landing.