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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 27 November 2015
Datum:Donnerstag 1 Januar 1976
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 720-023B
Fluggesellschaft:Middle East Airlines - MEA
Kennzeichen: OD-AFT
Werknummer: 18020/165
Baujahr: 1960-09-23 (15 years 3 months)
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-1-MC7
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 15 / Insassen: 15
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 66 / Insassen: 66
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 81 / Insassen: 81
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:37 km (23.1 Meilen) NW of Al Qaysumah (   Saudi Arabien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Flug nach:Dubai Airport (DXB/OMDB), Vereinigte Arabische Emirate
Flugnummer: 438
En route at FL370 from Beirut to Dubai, a bomb exploded in the forward baggage compartment. The aircraft crashed into the desert.

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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 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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