SmartWings Flight Makes Emergency Landing Due to Brake Problem

A Boeing 737 was forced to make an emergency landing during a flight from Tel Aviv to Prague due to a problem with its brake system.

The SmartWings livery Boeing 737 on a flight QS3179 heading for Prague from Tel Aviv conducted an emergency landing due to a brake indicator issue.

It landed safely at Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague Monday.

In order to bring the aircraft down the pilots had to burn off the remaining fuel to prevent an explosion in case of a crash landing. Emergency service vehicles were standing by during the landing near the runway.

All of the one hundred and seventy passengers and the crew members aboard remained unharmed.

SmartWings is a low-cost brand for scheduled flights used by the Travel Service, the biggest airline in the Czech Republic which operates charter flights. Travel Service also owns 98 percent of Czech Airlines.