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Greek plane makes emergency landing in Tel Aviv

File photo shows Ben Gurion international airport on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, July 25 2007. A Greek charter plane made an emergency landing at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport on Thursday after the pilot had sent out a distress signal, an airport official told AFP.

File photo shows Ben Gurion international airport on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, July 25 2007. A Greek charter plane made an emergency landing at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport on Thursday after the pilot had sent out a distress signal, an airport official told AFP.  (AFP/File)

A Greek charter plane made an emergency landing at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport on Thursday after the pilot had sent out a distress signal, an airport official told AFP.

"The airport was placed on a state of alert after receiving a distress message about a technical problem but the aircraft landed without incident," the offficial said.

Israeli media had earlier identified the aircraft as a Jordanian passenger plane.

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