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Israeli airline Arkia makes emergency landing in Barcelona after engine explosion

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 15, 2019
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.
Israeli airline Arkia
Europe   The flight experienced a malfunction in one of its engines
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.”