JERUSALEM, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- An Israeli aircraft flying from the southern city of Eilat to the international Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv conducted an emergency landing as fire erupted in one of its engines, the Airports Authority confirmed to Xinhua.
Moments before flight IZ810 of the Arkia airline company arrived at the area, a level-2 emergency condition was announced at the airport.
Level 2 emergency means that an approaching plan has a technical error which may disrupt the landing, and emergency services were on standby at the airport.
However, the plane landed safely along with the 67 passengers and aircraft personnel, after the fire in the engine was extinguished before the aircraft landed.
In November 2012, the United States Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration announced that Israeli complies with the international safety regulations administered by the International Civil Aviation Organization.
In 2008, Israel was criticized by the administration for lacking in laws and regulations necessary to oversee air carriers in accordance with minimum international standards.