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ISRAEL EMERGENCY LANDING
NY-bound Delta flight with mechanical problem safely makes emergency landing in Israel
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, July 12, 2014 10:12 PM EDT
Delta Air Lines says a flight leaving Israel for New York developed a mechanical problem and had to return to Tel Aviv and make an emergency landing.
The flight interruption came at a time of heightened tension in Israel as it continues to exchange rocket fire with Palestinian militants. There was no indication the mechanical problem was related.
The plane took off about 5:30 p.m. Eastern time Saturday and was due at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport around 4:30 a.m. Eastern on Sunday.