More than a hundred ambulances were dispatched to Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport on Monday after a plane carrying 152 passengers on board announced an emergency landing. A level 3 Emergency Condition has been announced by the airport.
At least one tire of the Electra Air 737 reportedly exploded when the aircraft took off from Cologne, Germany, i24News reported on Monday.
The aircraft is now circling over the Mediterranean aiming to shed fuel and reduce its weight before landing.
The flight is scheduled to land at Ben Gurion Airport in about 30 minutes, at 4:05 p.m. local time.
A live video from the scene has emerged online.