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Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2015
Date:Saturday 10 April 1965
Type:Handley Page HPR-7 Herald 207
Operator:Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines
Registration: JY-ACQ
C/n / msn: 170
First flight: 1963
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart (series unknon)
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 50 / Occupants: 50
Total:Fatalities: 54 / Occupants: 54
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:22km ENE of Damascus (   Syria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon
Destination airport:Amman-Marka International Airport (ADJ/OJAM), Jordan
The Herald had taken off from Beirut at 19:55 for a flight to Amman. The aircraft crashed on a 45-degree slope of a mountain at a height of 4200 feet msl.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The cause of the accident was structural failure of the fuselage in flight."

Fuselage failure
Loss of control

» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 (72-76)


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Distance from Beirut International Airport to Amman-Marka International Airport as the crow flies is 209 km (131 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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