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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175588
Last updated: 15 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8Z9 (WL)
Owner/operator:UP (EL AL Israel)
Registration: 4X-EKU
MSN: 33834/1938
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 181
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) -   Israel
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion Intl (TLV/LLBG)
Destination airport:Prague Airport (PRG/LKPR)
A Boeing 737-800, operating for UP, a low-cost brand of El Al Israel Airlines, returned to land at Tel Aviv, Israel, due to tire damage.
Flight LY2521 took off from runway 26 at Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) at 04:43 UTC for a flight to Prague, Czech Republic. During takeoff the aircraft lost parts of the tread of a main gear tire.
The flight climbed to the cruising altitude of FL360, which was reached at 05:05 UTC. At 05:52, while overhead Turkey, the crew decided to return to Tel Aviv.
A safe landing was carried out back at Tel Aviv runway 26 at 07:15 UTC.




Photo of 4X-EKU courtesy

London - Luton (EGGW / LTN)
9 December 2019; (c) Trevor Warne

Revision history:

21-Apr-2015 09:47 harro Added
21-Apr-2015 09:55 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
22-Apr-2015 01:59 Geno Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Departure airport, Source]

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