Israeli plane lands safely in Bucharest

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Posted: Dec 22, 2011 4:43 AM
Israeli plane lands safely in Bucharest

An official says an Israeli plane carrying 141 passengers has landed safely in Bucharest, despite encountering technical problems before landing.

Airport spokesman Valentin Iordache says the pilot of the El Al flight from Tel Aviv reported problems with the flaps approaching Bucharest.

He said emergency teams were called on Wednesday night, but they did not need to intervene.

TV reports said the plane used up most of its fuel before landing 40 minutes later than expected.