An Electra Airways Boeing 737-400 has made a successful emergency landing at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport after losing a wheel during takeoff in Cologne. The aircraft had more than 150 passengers on board.
Staff at Ben Gurion were put on highest alert on Monday afternoon as the plane prepared to land. More than 100 ambulances were scrambled to the scene and all other flights were canceled or diverted.
After circling in a holding pattern to shed fuel, the 737 touched down at 4.25 PM local time, using engine braking to keep pressure off the tires.