El Al B739 near Athens on Mar 30th 2016, fumes on board

Last Update: March 30, 2016 / 16:57:53 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 30, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-396

Departure
Madrid, Spain

Destination
Tel Aviv, Israel

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-396 from Madrid,SP (Spain) to Tel Aviv (Israel) with 94 people on board, was enroute at FL370 about 110nm west of Athens (Greece) when the crew reported fumes originating from a galley and diverted to Athens. The aircraft landed safely on Athen's runway 03R about 18 minutes later and taxied to the apron.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 3 hours, then continued the journey and is currently estimated to reach Tel Aviv with a delay of 4 hours.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Mar 30, 2016

Classification
Incident

Airline
El Al

Flight number
LY-396

Departure
Madrid, Spain

Destination
Tel Aviv, Israel

Aircraft Registration
4X-EHH

Aircraft Type
Boeing 737-900

ICAO Type Designator
B739

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