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Hijacking description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 16 January 1979
Type:Boeing 707
Operator:Middle East Airlines - MEA
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Lebanon)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon
Destination airport:Amman-Marka International Airport (ADJ/OJAM), Jordan
Narrative:
6 hijackers demanded release of prisoners. Hijackers surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Beirut International Airport to Amman-Marka International Airport as the crow flies is 209 km (131 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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