JERUSALEM (JTA) – Two flight controllers at Ben Gurion International Airport were reassigned after two airplanes nearly collided.
The Dec. 17 incident, which was announced Monday, involved a Lufthansa passenger plane and an El Al jetliner that passed dangerously close to each other.
It was the second incident to occur within 24 hours, Ha’aretz reported. The day before, a Russian commercial plane nearly landed on Israel’s Highway 1 after being misdirected to a landing strip.
An investigation of the near collision, which originally was not seen as a safety incident but was reclassified after a closer look at radar readings, is being conducted.