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June 26, 2019 1:18 pm

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

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

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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