EL AL Flight LY008 experienced technical problems that caused an emergency landing. Some passengers say they heard loud noises from the engine but El AL says that info was not true. The plane landed safely in the Goose Bay air force base in Newfoundland.
Mayday transmissions from the El Al Pilots:
The company said in a statement that it is “working to fix the problem and to take care of the passengers.”
Twitter user Tom Podolec tweeted that EL AL plane from New York to Tel Aviv declared Mayday for a wheel well fire indication and diverted and Landed safely.
U/D 3PM (EST) El AL sent a replacement plane from JFK airport on Sunday morning at 11:40 AM EST. Flight #1008 arrived in Goose Bay at 2:45 PM.
Airport official tells GifterInGotham that it will take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours to transfer passengers, luggage and get everyone on it’s way to Israel.
From Avi Greenberg and 16 of his friends (dr’s seniors) and their Rebbe are on the elal plane that took an emergency landing late last night in GooseBay AirForce base in the Labradors..aka Northeast Canada. They’ve been on the plane for hours waiting for a replacement plane to take them to Eretz Yisrael. Here’s one way they’ve spent their time. Mi K’amcha Yisroel
3:30 P.M. EST EL AL replacement plane scheduled to take off around 5:50 PM (EST)
— Jacob Barker (@JacobBarkerCBC) January 14, 2018
5:23 P.M. EST http://
— AIRLIVE (@airlivenet) January 14, 2018
— avi scharf (@avischarf) January 14, 2018