The incident took place on Sunday, May 28, 2023. Furthermore, the aircraft involved in the incident is El Al Boeing 787-8, registered as 4X-ERB.
According to FlightAware, El Al operates three times weekly flights using its Boeing 788 aircraft. Earlier, El Al used to deploy its Boeing 767-300 aircraft on this route.
El Al Boeing 787 Boston Hard Landing
According to Avherald, Boeing 787-8 aircraft operated by El Al, with registration number 4X-ERB, was conducting flight LY-15 from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Boston, MA, USA.
Upon landing on runway 22L in Boston, the crew received instructions to exit the runway. However, they requested to stand by in response and later reported a problem with the nose gear steering system.
They successfully utilized asymmetric braking to exit the runway onto runway 27 and brought the aircraft to a stop clear of runway 22L. As a result of the incident, emergency services closed runways 09/27, 04L/22R, and 04R/22L.
Subsequent runway inspection discovered debris on runway 22L. The aircraft was subsequently towed to the apron.
According to Flight Radar 24, the El Al flight LY15 took off from Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) in Tel Aviv at 10:23 PM UTC. After being airborne for almost 11 hours and covering a distance of 8,838 Km, it touched down at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) at around 9 AM UTC.
The pilot made a hard landing upon touchdown at Boston’s runway 22L. Following this, the plane is severely damaged. Furthermore, according to the last known report, the aircraft is still at BOS and is undergoing the necessary maintenance.
Based on the information obtained by The Aviation Herald, the aircraft experienced a rough touchdown, leading to damage in the nose gear, nose tires, and potential fuselage damage. However, the FAA has stated that they do not have any records of such an incident.
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