Narrative:En route at FL370 from Beirut to Dubai, a bomb exploded in the forward baggage compartment. The aircraft crashed into the desert.
|Date:||Thursday 1 January 1976|
|Operator:||Middle East Airlines - MEA|
|C/n / msn:|| 18020/165|
|First flight:|| 1960|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-1-MC7|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 66 / Occupants: 66|
|Total:||Fatalities: 81 / Occupants: 81 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||37 km (23.1 mls) NW of Al Qaysumah ( Saudi Arabia)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon|
|Destination airport:||Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB), United Arab Emirates|
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Beirut International Airport to Dubai Airport as the crow flies is 2127 km (1329 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.