Greek airplane makes emergency landing at Tel Aviv airport

July 11, 2013 at 11:15 AM

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 11 (UPI) -- A Greek airplane flying to Amman, Jordan, made an emergency landing at a Tel Aviv, Israel, airport Thursday after reporting problems with its hydraulic system.

An emergency situation was declared at Ben Gurion Airport after the pilot of the HRM plane radioed he had a "Mayday" situation and dozens of rescue workers and emergency vehicles were on the tarmac near where the plane successfully landed, Israeli broadcaster Arutz Sheva reported.

"Mayday" is the gravest level of distress for pilots.

HRM is a carrier that does not fly to Israel.

Passengers deplaned and were taken to an area in the airport's Terminal One, where they will be processed, although it was unclear how they would proceed to their final destination, Arutz Sheva said. Israeli officials said they were in contact with the carrier.

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