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Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Monday 24 July 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-40-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Air Liban
Registration: LR-AAN
C/n / msn: 9894
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 28
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:northern Isreali / Lebanese border area (   Israel)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jerusalem Airport (JRS/OJJR), Israel
Destination airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon
Narrative:
The DC-3 landed safely after being shot at by an Israeli Spitfire fighter plane. Three passengers died in the attack.

Classification:
Shot down by aircraft
Forced landing on runway

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Distance from Jerusalem Airport to Beirut International Airport as the crow flies is 218 km (136 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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