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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 186248
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Time:5:30am MDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B772 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 777-258ER
Owner/operator:EL AL
Registration: 4X-ECA
C/n / msn: 30831/319
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 279
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Minor
Location:near Billings, MT -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV/LLBG)
Destination airport:Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX), CA
While enroute from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles, EL AL flight LY5 had to divert to Billings because of a fire indication in the #2 engine. The crew decided to divert to Billings which was the closest airport. After spending almost 12 hours in Billings, the passengers boarded a new plane and continue their trip to Los Angeles.

The aircraft was flown to Tel Aviv the next day as fligth LY1005.


Revision history:

08-Apr-2016 06:09 AF5541 Added
08-Apr-2016 06:11 harro Updated [Location, Narrative]
02-Jun-2016 04:17 AF5541 Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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