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Last updated: 23 September 2021
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Datum:zaterdag 21 juli 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-300
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Middle East Airlines - MEA
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 138
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 147
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Libanon)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Abu Dhabi-Bateen Airport (AZI/OMAD), Verenigde Arabische Emiraten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Vluchtnummer:ME419
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» The Courier - Jul 22, 1984


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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 Abu Dhabi-Bateen Airport en Beirut International Airport bedraagt 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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