RSS   Newsletter   Contact   Advertise with us
Post Online Media

Israeli airline Arkia makes emergency landing in Barcelona after engine explosion

Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn
Christian Fernsby | Monday April 15, 2019 5:35AM ET
Israeli airline Arkia
Europe   The flight experienced a malfunction in one of its engines

Israeli airline Arkia turned around one of its planes, flight IZ272, from Barcelona to Tel Aviv, after an explosion was heard 10 minutes after take-off.


The flight, which was being operated by the Italian charter company Neos, experienced a malfunction in one of its engines and had to make an emergency landing.

The flight returned to Barcelona airport and landed safely without any injuries.

Passengers who were on the flight reported that they heard an explosion immediately after takeoff.

A spokesperson from Arkia issued a statement following the landing: “An Italian Boeing plane that conducted the flight on behalf of Arkia from Barcelona to Israel returned to Barcelona after its take-off due to a malfunction that took place in one of its engines.

“The plane conducted a normal landing in Barcelona.

“The passengers disembarked and Arkia is working on finding alternative flights to bring them to Israel as fast as possible.”

 

What to read next
POST Online Media Contact

 More inside POST