Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 16 June 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-3B4C
Operator:Middle East Airlines - MEA
Registration: OD-AFB
C/n / msn: 20224/749
First flight: 1968
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Lebanon) show on map
Phase: Standing (STD)
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Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
On June 3, 1982 members of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) shot and killed Israel's ambassador to Britain. This started off an Israeli army attack on the PLO in Lebanon, called Operation Peace for Galilee. The Israeli army moved on to Beirut in the next days and they started shelling the city and the international airport on June 12 and 16 with the intent to prevent the remaining PLO members from escaping Beirut. Six MEA and TMA Boeing 707 and 720 aircraft were destroyed in the attack. The aircraft destroyed included: OD-AFP, OD-AFU, OD-AFW, OD-AGR, OD-AGN, OD-AFB.

Classification:
Destroyed on ground

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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.
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