WRAP Interiors of plane as it was accompanied home, plus plane on tarmac
Over Kenya
1. Ground seen from interior of Arkia aircraft
2. Cabin staff walking down aisle
3. SOUNDBITE: (Hebrew) Unidentified Israeli guest:
” I do not know how and if we’re going to land safely however if we do not endure, I desire to inform you all that I love you.”
4. Israeli flying force F15 fighter plane, seen through window, escorting plane over Red Sea
5. Numerous of guests and cabin staff on aircraft
6. Shot from window of F15 fighter airplane
7. Various Ben Gurion airport seen from air

Tel Aviv
8. Interior of airplane as it lands at Ben Gurion airport
9. UPSOUND Numerous passengers cheering, praising and singing as aircraft lands
10. SOUNDBITE: (Hebrew) Arkia cabin crew over intercom:
” For anyone who still cares about these things, the outside ground temperature level is 24 degrees.”
11. Guests disembarking
12. Guests being presented with flowers as they disembark
13. Crowds waiting on tarmac


In synchronised attacks on Israeli tourists in Kenya, a cars and truck bomb blew up at an Israeli-owned hotel on Thursday, killing 11 individuals, and a minimum of 2 rockets were fired at _ however missed _ an Israeli airliner.

Guests on board an Israeli jet recorded scenes with their video electronic cameras moments after learning they survived an attempt to shoot down the airplane with missiles.

The aircraft zipped the Arkia charter company removed from Mombasa Airport soon after 8 a.m. (regional time) and landed securely about 5 1/2 hours later on in Tel Aviv.

The pilot of the Arkia Airlines airplane, Rafi Marek, stated after landing at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport, that he felt a light hit and saw 2 white vapour tracks on the left of the aircraft, however initially did not believe the plane was under attack, believing rather it had hit a bird.

Israeli TV reports said that initially, the pilot considered an emergency situation landing in Nairobi to check whether the aircraft was harmed, however after assessments it was chosen to continue to Israel.

Guests said they heard a loud boom and felt the aircraft shake simply after departure, but were told by the team that it was a technical issue.

Team members did not describe what happened up until simply before landing at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport.

The plane had 261 travelers and 10 crew members on board.

An F15 Israeli fighter plane accompanied the plane once it got in Israeli airspace.

One traveler had a message for her enjoyed ones, “I do not know how and if we’re going to land securely however if we do not make it through, I want to tell you all that I love you.”

The Israelis aboard the Arkia flight had actually been spending a week at the Israeli-owned Paradise Hotel.

Israel’s nationwide air carrier, El Al, denied reports that its airplanes in other nations had been grounded after the missile attack.

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