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Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 27 June 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 720-047B
Operator:Middle East Airlines - MEA
Registration: OD-AGE
C/n / msn: 18963/433
First flight: 1965-07-18 (11 years)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Lebanon)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Beirut Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon
Narrative:
Struck by rocket and shell fire shortly after passenger disembarkation.

Classification:
Destroyed on ground


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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