Nov 6, 2012
Emergency Landing on El Al Flight
Rabbi Yisroel Goldberg of Rechavia, Israel arrives in Crown Heights after an emergency landing on an El Al flight

An El Al flight to New York made an emergency landing Monday night in Ireland, with several Shluchim on board. "People were praying and saying Tehillim, everyone was really afraid," Shliach Yisroel Goldberg told COLlive.

By COLlive reporter

An El Al flight en route from Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport to New York made an emergency landing in Ireland on Monday, after smoke was detected in the airplane’s passenger compartment.

Flight 007 had taken off from Israel on a Boeing 747-400 with 320 passengers and crew on board. Six hours after takeoff, a passenger smelled something burning, causing suspicion among the crew that a fire broke out on board.

The captain subsequently decided to land the plane at Shannon Airport in Ireland.

Among the passengers were several Shluchim who were traveling to New York to participate in the worldwide Kinus Hashluchim which begins later this week.

Rabbi Yisroel Goldberg, Shliach in the Rechavia section of Jerusalem, was one of those Shluchim on board, and told COLlive he is thankful to G-d that he is safe and sound.

"It was extremely frightening," he says. "We had no idea what was going on at first. All of a sudden they announced that there's a smell of smoke, and they need to make an emergency landing.

"People were praying and saying Tehillim, everyone was really afraid."

A half hour later, the aircraft landed safely and no one was injured. After the landing, Goldberg says, a number of Orthodox passengers, including Shliach Or Ziv of Katamon, Israel, began helping some of the others put on Tefillin.

"The other passengers were very moved by the scene," said Goldberg.

The passengers were taken by bus to a local hotel and another aircraft was sent from Israel to take the passengers to New York.

"We felt after we landed safely that we experienced a miracle from G-d," said Goldberg. "In moments like these we realize we can only rely on Hashem - that emunah in G-d is the only thing we have. Our Rebbes point out the importance of thanking G-d after such an event, and this hastens the coming of Moshiach."



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1
Something You Don't Want to Read About!!!
Especially EL AL, the most secure, uneventful Airline carrier with a proven unbeatable track record. Let's see what the investigation comes up with. I can only imagine it to be a hand held battery appliance switched on or something like that.
(11/6/2012 1:27:30 PM)
2
Shraga
Man, was this crew ever lucky to be within landing range of Ireland. Imagine if the smoke was detected well into the flight over the Atlantic Ocean... the pilot would have had to keep going to Newfoundland to land, which could have been 4 more hours away!!!!!!
(11/6/2012 1:35:05 PM)
3
Well.... BS"D
# 1 Once someone got on an El Al flight with a gun. It was legal, but he forgot to declare it.
What was "The miracle from G-d?"
If someone, say, smoked a cigarette in the bathroom, and a small, harmless fire occurred in, a metal sink, why is it a "miracle from G-d?"
G-d is capable of bigger miracles.
If it makes them feel good to say it...fine...feel good.
(11/6/2012 1:39:58 PM)
4
Go Yisroel Goldberg
We are big fans of YG
(11/6/2012 2:22:08 PM)
5
Sh-ok!
BS"D
# 3....The greatness of H' is not only in the fact that He can open seas, stop the Sun, take you harmless out of the fire, but even more in the small miracles in the very very small details.
Such a Big and Great G-d, you could say...is only dealing with the big businesses, but the Baal Shem Tov teaches us that even in every single small thing that happens, H' is behind it...
Al achas kamo vekamo....how much more so! in this great miracle where they were in an huge sakono nefashos and they where precisely over Ireland, as #2 stated, and whatever it was didn't blew up, with so much air-pressure up there.

Your comment its shaped in an Amolekdike way, and you should try to erase that way of thinking from you, "Zachor es asher asa amolek baderej betzeschem mimitzroyim" It's and avoda, thats what we came for.
(11/6/2012 2:47:14 PM)
6
To #3
When were u born? Every second that you are breathing & that the world is existing is a miracle from Hashem........
Especially when your flying in a plane.............chas vesholom anything can go wrong! Hashem mustve protected the airline in zchus of the Shluchim!!!
(11/6/2012 2:55:55 PM)
7
Rabbi Goldberg, you are the best
You're the leader in Rechaviya, minutes from the Koisel. Your bitachon in Hashem and Melech HaMoshiach saved the plane.
(11/6/2012 3:03:00 PM)
8
to # 6...
I could not agree more... everything is a miracle..and sometimes, you will see a miracle in your face and say no big deal... Just nature. To # 3 do you have a child ? Thats a Miracle... nature is the worlds way of denying Hashems Hand...I suggest you work on your Emunah and Bitachon...
(11/6/2012 3:15:09 PM)
9
chills
(11/6/2012 3:25:07 PM)
10
What a scare
and Thank God it's over. All passengers are in good hands with EL AL... Somewhere in this company logo name is Hashem's name, so let it be for a good simmin. After the initial terrifying shivering of one's very core being, an added adrelanin higher than nature kicks in and a person is ready for the worst... he submits his neshama to whatever Hashem has planned for him / her in the next few minutes... This is truly a remarkable day for these passengers. They were VOTED in for life.
(11/6/2012 4:25:02 PM)
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To: Yup, NUMBER 4
Yisroel Goldberg has turned around the leibidikeit and chaddishkeit in Rechavia. His programs come to life. Next you visit Yisrael, visit his chabad house, you shall walk away with warm memories of your stay in the holy land.
(11/6/2012 4:32:56 PM)
12
an admirer
you are an amazing person Srulik! I'm very proud of you!!!
love your baby sister
(11/6/2012 6:12:21 PM)
13
Someone was smoking
They smelled smoke - someone was smoking. People got scared. They started doing mitzvos. WOW, all because someone smoked on the airplane!!
(11/6/2012 6:27:18 PM)
14
hahsem whats this message about?
what a munday night eath quake in montreal then an incident on an el-al plaine..hmmmm
(11/6/2012 6:29:47 PM)
15
Entire plane saved in zchus of one shaliach!
See the koach of one shaliach - in his zchus the entire plane of people were saved!
(11/6/2012 6:37:08 PM)
16
Scary
Scary
(11/6/2012 8:26:57 PM)
17
Dear # 5
Firstly, I usually state my name...this time I was rushing...forgot.
I'm Boruch N. Hoffinger (Boruch ben Tzvi,, A"H HaKohaine).
I simply do not see where in the story it says it was such a big 'sucono.' If it were a smoldering bomb, like the 'shoe bomber,' that's something else.
What if it was a cigarette...etc. as I stated?
That is not a 'sucono.'
Because I am thinking I'm an 'Amalekite Thinker?'
Why do you think I doubt 'Hashem's' greatness?
I certainly don't doubt His greatness, and there is NO indication that the incident was anything serious at all. #13 said someone was smoking, so it was NOT a 'sucono!'
If you feel you are HaShem's spokesman...fine...perhaps this is a good thing.
Last time I heard...we 'Kohanim' were the closest. I'll go ask my Boss what He thinks.
(11/6/2012 9:22:31 PM)
18
Yisroel
I know you are against smoking, but this is a little extreme, don't you think?

I'll have it out with you when I see you over the weekend.

(11/6/2012 10:27:35 PM)
19
NUMBER 3
I HAVE JUST THREE WORDS FOR YOU: YOU'RE A JERK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(11/6/2012 10:32:19 PM)
20
MR. HELL INGER
NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO WAKE UP AND START BELIEVING IN G-D! THE FACT THAT YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING ABLE TO BREATH ON YOUR OWN IS A MIRACLE! THE FACT THAT YOU WALK IN THE STREET AND CROSS STREETS WITH CRAZY DRVERS AND GET HOME SAFELY IS A M I R A C L E! ONE HAS TO HAVE HIS EYES OPEN TO SEE IT......
(11/6/2012 10:35:26 PM)
21
yitzchok crawford jerusalem
B''H you are ok. Yisroel I love you im so glad you are fine.
(11/7/2012 3:28:24 AM)
22
# 3
R U OFF THE WALL???
(11/7/2012 6:34:01 AM)
23
Dear # 22 I'm # 3 Please Read
my comment I'm now # 17.
boruch n. hoffinger
No, I'm not 'Off the Wall'
State your name...show you have self-esteem and courage...these are two VERY necessary qualities. How can you go up to another 'Yid' and ask him to put on 'Teffilin' if you lack this? How about a lady and 'Lichtbench?' Also a non-Jew and 'The 7 Noahide Laws?'
Please show me where/how the incident on the plane was a 'secono?' Smoke is definitely a 'secono?'
The pistol incident is true...what proof is there that security at El Al is the best?
They look at each person's eyes and try to determine if they lie...their state of mind..whatever.
This is something that CANNOT be done in many other places (An expert said this) because there are too many passengers.
(11/7/2012 12:52:19 PM)
24
URGENT
SHLUCHIM ALL OVER THE WORLD ,PLEASE ORGANISE TEHILLIM FOR CHILDREN AND ADULT .WE NEED TO FINISH THE TEHILLIM EVERYDAY,TOGETHER.
WE URGENTLY NEED A YESHOUO
(11/7/2012 5:54:49 PM)
25
8th grader bres
go mrs. hideshaim, she was on that flight!!!!!!!!!
(11/7/2012 9:27:56 PM)
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