Flight LY2522 was forced to make an emergency landing in Greece, where a violent passenger was taken off the flight.
An El Al flight from the Czech capital of Prague to Israel will undergo an emergency landing in Thessaloniki, Greece, due to a “violent passenger,” Israeli media reported on Thursday.
In a statement, Israel’s national airline said that flight LY2522 was forced to make an emergency landing in Greece, where the violent passenger was taken off the flight in cooperation with local police.
“El Al has a zero-tolerance policy for violence, and we shall continue to ensure the safety of our passengers.”
UPDATE According to sources, a passenger tried to break into the cockpit which could be a hijacking attempt.
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