Accident description
Last updated: 19 April 2014
Date:Thursday 3 October 1957
Type:Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Operator:Lebanese International Airways
Registration: OD-ACK
C/n / msn: 30249
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 18 km off Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Lebanon) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon
Destination airport:Kuwait International Airport (KWI/OKBK), Kuwait
Crashed into the sea after takeoff from Beirut.



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Distance from Beirut International Airport to Kuwait International Airport as the crow flies is 1279 km (799 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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