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Monday, May 27, 2013

El Al plane avoids crash by flying into Egypt

You would think that since we are at peace with Egypt, an El Al plane flying into Egypt would not be a big deal. You'd be wrong. El Al waited a month to disclose this evening that one of its jets nearly crashed into a mountain near Eilat - on the borders with Egypt and Jordan - and avoided the crash by flying into Egypt.
An El-Al aircraft carrying more than 100 passengers nearly collided with a mountain near Eilat last month rendering the pilots to avert the summit flying deep into Egyptian territory, Channel 10 reported Sunday.

After receiving orders from the flight control tower to avert landing, the pilots, navigating without instruments, were confused making rounds and lost direction, according to the report.

The pilots guided the 737 aircraft 200 meters above the top of the mountain moments before an imminent crash.
I'm so glad that JPost has translators who write English good. I hope you'll forgive me if I do some editing. 
An El-Al aircraft carrying more than 100 passengers nearly collided with crashed into a mountain near Eilat last month rendering forcing the pilots to avert avoid the summit by flying deep into Egyptian territory, Channel 10 reported Sunday.

After receiving orders from the flight control tower to avert abort their landing, the pilots, navigating without instruments, were confused making rounds while circling the airport and lost direction, according to the report.

The pilots guided the 737 aircraft 200 meters above the top of the mountain moments before an imminent barely avoiding a crash.
And no, I don't want a job editing there.... 

But I find it quite amazing that this was a big enough deal that it wasn't disclosed for a month.

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3 Comments:

At 6:18 AM, Blogger Nomadic100 said...

One does not "write English good." One writes good English or writes English well. Was this a joke?

 
At 9:05 AM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

Nomadic100,

Yes, of course it was a joke. Do you ever see me writing like that? Did you notice how I edited the piece afterward? It was obviously a poor translation of a report in Hebrew.

 
At 6:38 AM, Blogger Captain.H said...

"This is the sort of pedanticism, up with which I will not put." (scrawled by Winston Churchill across a memo written by a member of his staff, in which the writer had tortured a sentence to avoid ending it with a preposition. :-)

 

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