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Israeli Passenger Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Sofia After Suspected Bird Strike

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An El Al Boeing 737 is seen at Zurich Airport in Switzerland, July 6, 2016. Photo: Reuters / Arnd Wiegmann / File.

An Israeli airplane made an emergency landing at Bulgaria’s Sofia Airport on Wednesday because of a suspected bird strike shortly after take off, a Bulgarian Transport ministry official told Reuters.

The El Al’s Boeing 737-804 bound for Tel Aviv landed safely and passengers disembarked as normal, Hristo Hristov, head of the aircraft accident investigation unit at the ministry said.

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