Video: El Al Plane to Toronto Makes One-Engine Emergency Landing, Rav Boruch Mordechai Ezrachi On Board


elal[Video below.] El Al Flight 209 from Tel Aviv, Israel to Toronto, Canada was in trouble after taking off at around 12:50 a.m. this morning. A malfunction developed and forced the pilot to declare an emergency. The plane suffered an engine malfunction, forcing it to conduct an emergency landing with only one engine.

LY 209 had 194 passengers on board. Among the passengers was Rav Boruch Mordechai Ezrachi, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Ateres Yisroel and member of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah of Degel Hatorah.

Officials said that throughout the process, passengers were not in any danger.

The plane managed to turned back and landed in Tel Aviv. A State of Emergency was also declared for Ben Gurion International Airport. It was lifted after the plane landed safely.

“Around half-an-hour after takeoff,” said El Al in a statement, “a return to land in Ben Gurion was declared due to the shutting off of one of the engines. The plane landed safely and the malfunction is currently being investigated. The passengers will be looked after by members of the El Al station at Ben Gurion. El Al views its flight security with utmost importance and does not make compromises on the issue, whether in serious or minor matters.”

The flight took off again at 1:43 a.m. for Toronto.


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{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. Is stating “Among the passengers was Rav Boruch Mordechai Ezrachi” belittling to the value placed on the lives of the other 193 passengers OR is this simply how these things get reported on a site

  2. Commenter NO. 2….you can use some common sense!
    Should they put the names of all passengers? They reported that a well known person was on the plane..that is all!!

  3. #2: And if, lehavdil, your favorite rock star or football player was on the flight and that fact was noted by the goyishe rags, would you write a letter to the editor too?

    Don’t be so open minded that your brains fall out.