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Last updated: 25 October 2021
Date:Thursday 13 December 1956
Type:Vickers 610 Viking 1B
Operator:Royal Jordanian Air Force - RJAF
Registration: VK-500
MSN: 260
First flight: 1949-03-09 (7 years 9 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tourous Mountains (   Syria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon
Destination airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Crashed. The wreckage was found after about six months.

» Saskatoon Star-Phoenix - Dec 17, 1956


photo of Vickers-610-Viking-1B-VK-500
accident date: 13-12-1956
type: Vickers 610 Viking 1B
registration: VK-500

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 Beirut International Airport to Athens-Ellinikon International Airport as the crow flies is 1144 km (715 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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