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Last updated: 18 November 2018
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Date:Saturday 28 December 1968
Time:21:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic VC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers VC10-1102
Operating for:Middle East Airlines - MEA
Leased from:Ghana Airways
Registration: 9G-ABP
C/n / msn: 824
First flight: 1965-05-21 (3 years 7 months)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Conway 540
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Lebanon)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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Destination airport:-
Narrative:
In a retaliation against Lebanon for a terrorist attack on a Boeing aircraft in Athens, 8 Israeli Air Force Aérospatiale Super Frelon helicopters landed at Beirut International Airport at night. Commandos set fire to, and destroyed 14 Lebanese aircraft.

Classification:
Destroyed on ground


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