El Al B739 near Tel Aviv on Apr 10th 2018, smoke in galley

Last Update: April 10, 2018 / 21:00:45 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 10, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-363

Destination
Vienna, Austria

Aircraft Registration
4X-EHH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

An El Al Boeing 737-900, registration 4X-EHH performing flight LY-363 from Tel Aviv (Israel) to Vienna (Austria) with 130 people on board, was climbing out of Tel Aviv when the crew stopped the climb at FL300 due to smoke in a galley and decided to return to Tel Aviv. The aircraft landed safely back in Tel Aviv about 40 minutes after departure.

Passengers reported there was smoke in one of the galleys, flight attendants rushed to the galley telling passengers that there was smoke and a problem, they were returning to Tel Aviv. Emergency services boarded the aircraft and examined the galley.

The airline reported there was a smell of smoke, the aircraft returned for a normal landing.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration 4X-EKL reached Vienna with a delay of 3 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Tel Aviv about 7 hours after landing back.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 10, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-363

Destination
Vienna, Austria

Aircraft Registration
4X-EHH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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