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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Datum:Dienstag 9 Januar 1968
Zeit:16:33 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 720-060B
Betrieben durch:Middle East Airlines - MEA
Gemietet von :Ethiopian Airlines
Kennzeichen: ET-AAG
Werknummer: 18454/319
Baujahr: 1962-10-04 (5 years 3 months)
Betriebsstunden:15780
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 39
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 49
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Libanon)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Lagos/Ikeja International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
Flug nach:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Flugnummer:ME272
Unfallbericht:
The Boeing landed nose gear-first in heavy rain and wind gusting to 45 knots. The nose gear folded back and a localized fire around the nose gear was quickly extinguished. After 20-30 min the fire again erupted and rapidly consumed the cabin and cockpit. The aircraft was on a flight from Kano to Beirut via Lagos.

Informationsquelle:
» Bringing Africa thogether / Ethiopian Airlines, 1988


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Distance from Lagos/Ikeja International Airport to Beirut International Airport as the crow flies is 4461 km (2788 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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