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Last updated: 9 December 2021
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Datum:vrijdag 26 juni 1970
Type:Douglas DC-8-43
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Alitalia
Registratie: I-DIWL
Constructienummer: 45682/220
Bouwjaar: 1965
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 10
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 84
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 94
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:6,5 km (4.1 mijl) E of Damascus (   Syrië)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tehran-Mehrabad Airport (THR/OIII), Iran
Vliegveld van aankomst:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Vluchtnummer:AZ713
Beschrijving:
Alitalia DC-8 Flight 713 was approaching Syrian airspace 70 minutes after takeoff when the crew was told that Syrian airspace was closed. He requested vectors to Beirut and was told to fly to Damascus and turn direct to Beirut. While flying at FL295 the left wing to a direct hit from an air-to-air missile. The flight dropped 3250 feet and the pilot had to shut down the no. 1 engine. Since Damascus Airport was closed, an emergency landing was carried out at Beirut.
At the time flight 713 was hit, a battle was going on between Egypt Air Force MiG-21 fighters and Israeli Mirage IIICJ fighters. Reportedly Syrian MiG-17 were involved as well.

Bronnen:
» Aviation Week & Space Technology July 6, 1970
» Flight International, July 2 1970


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Tehran-Mehrabad Airport en Beirut International Airport bedraagt 1449 km (906 miles).

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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