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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 22 November 2017
Estado:
Fecha:viernes 19 marzo 1976
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev 40S2
Operador:Syrian Arab Airlines
Registración: YK-AQC
Numéro de série: 9531743 ?
Año de Construcción: 1975
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Líbano)
Fase: En Espera (STD)
Naturaleza:Official state flight
Aeropuerto de Salida:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Líbano
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Damascus International Airport (DAM/OSDI), Siria
Descripción:
The Yakovlev 40S2 was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade during the boarding process. Prime Minister Rashid Karam of Lebanon had just boarded. He survived the impact and subsequent fire.

Fuentes:
» Soviet Transports
» El Tiempo 20 March 1976, p1(photo)+12A


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Distance from Beirut International Airport to Damascus International Airport as the crow flies is 105 km (65 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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