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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Fecha:lunes 31 agosto 1981
Hora:03:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 720-023B
Operador:Middle East Airlines - MEA
Registración: OD-AFR
Numéro de série: 18018/157
Año de Construcción: 1960-08-17 (21 years )
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-1-MC7
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Líbano)
Fase: En Espera (STD)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN/HLLB), Libia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Líbano
Descripción:
Shortly after arriving from a flight from Libya, an explosion of approx. 5 kg of dynamite destroyed the aircraft.

Fuentes:
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA
» The Sumter Daily Item - Aug 31, 1981


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Distance from Benghazi-Benina International Airport to Beirut International Airport as the crow flies is 1422 km (889 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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