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Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Fecha:sábado 21 julio 1984
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-300
Operador:Middle East Airlines - MEA
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 138
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 147
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Líbano)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Abu Dhabi-Bateen Airport (AZI/OMAD), Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Líbano
Número de Vuelo:ME419
Descripción:
MEA Flight 419 was hijacked about thirty minutes after takeoff from Abu Dhabi. A man entered the cockpit carrying a bottle wrapped in paper which he claimed to be a molotov cocktail. The Lebanese man had been refused a visa to enter Abu Dhabi. He wanted to be flown back to Abu Dhabi, but the pilot convinced him he only had enough fuel to reach Beirut. After hours of negotiations all passengers were released and the hijacked surrendered.

Fuentes:
» The Courier - Jul 22, 1984


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Distance from Abu Dhabi-Bateen Airport to Beirut International Airport as the crow flies is 2100 km (1312 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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