El Al B744 at Tel Aviv on May 18th 2012, could not retract flaps

Last Update: May 18, 2012 / 12:47:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 18, 2012

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-315

Aircraft Registration
4X-ELA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

An El Al Boeing 747-400, registration 4X-ELA performing flight LY-315 from Tel Aviv (Israel) to London Heathrow,EN (UK) with 349 passengers, was climbing out of Tel Aviv's runway 26 when the crew could not fully retract the flaps, levelled off at 8000 feet and returned to Tel Aviv for a safe landing on runway 26 about 80 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 747-400 registration 4X-ELC is estimated to reach London with a delay of 4.5 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 18, 2012

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-315

Aircraft Registration
4X-ELA

Aircraft Type
Boeing 747-400

ICAO Type Designator
B744

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