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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198345
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Time:01:13 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B744 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 747-458
Owner/operator:El Al Israel Airlines
Registration: 4X-ELB
MSN: 26056/1032
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV/LLBG) -   Israel
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV/LLBG)
Destination airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK)
Investigating agency: AIAI
EL AL flight LY27 took off from runway 26 at Ben-Gurion International Airport on a flight to New York.
During the initial climb, the crew detected a loud noise and vibration, but could not locate the source. Immediately after take-off, the XSIGHT FOD detection system at Ben-Gurion International Airport identified and alerted foreign objects on the runway and a crew was sent to the site. They found several large tire parts, originating from flight LY27. After an hour and a quarter of the flight, when the plane was already over Turkey, a decision was made to return to land at Ben-Gurion airport, due to the fear of structural damage to the plane.

The damage to the tire was consistent with a flange nut, but this could not be established with certainty because the object responsible for the damage was not located.



Photo of 4X-ELB courtesy

Amsterdam - Schiphol (EHAM / AMS)
19 July 2018; (c) Kjell

Revision history:

14-Aug-2017 19:14 harro Added

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