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Hijacking description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 18 January 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 720
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:Larnaca Airport (LCA/LCLK), Cyprus
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Iran. Hijacker surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Beirut International Airport to Larnaca Airport as the crow flies is 206 km (129 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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