ASN logo
Hijacking description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 28 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:Baghdad-Saddam International Airport (SDA/ORBS), Iraq
Destination airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded to make a political statement. Hijacker surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack


Photos

Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Baghdad-Saddam International Airport to Beirut International Airport as the crow flies is 807 km (505 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.
languages: languages

Share