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Posted on 07/23/2014 11:27:55 AM PDT by keat
Aeroflot A330, landed and took off from Ben Gurion, destination unknown.
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FAA extends ban on US flights to Israel by 24 hours
Lufthansa, Delta, US Airways extend flight bans to Israel along with US Federal Aviation Administration along with most European airlines.
The FAA on Tuesday said it told US carriers they were prohibited from flying to or from Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv for up to 24 hours, citing “the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict in Israel and Gaza.” The FAA later extended the ban by another 24 hours on Wednesday evening.
The decision to halt flights to Israel follows the downing last week of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine with nearly 300 aboard.
Germany’s Lufthansa on Wednesday suspended flights to and from Tel Aviv for an additional 24 hours. The decision also applies to Germanwings, Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Brussels Airlines.
“At the present time no adequate authoritative new information is available that would justify a resumption of flights. In close coordination with the responsible authorities Lufthansa is continually evaluating the safety situation for its total flight network,” the company said.
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Germany’s airline says ... “At the present time no adequate authoritative new information is available that would justify a resumption of flights. In close coordination with the responsible authorities Lufthansa is continually evaluating the safety situation for its total flight network,” the company said.
They’re used to dodging missiles...
The fact that an Aeroflot plane actually completed a successful take off and landing is in itself newsworthy.
This was an Airbus A330, not an old Ilyushin.
It's safe now. The second mouse always gets the cheese.
No too mention it is pretty much Northwest from kill-zone.
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