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Hijacking
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Datum:Montag 1 April 1985
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-300
Fluggesellschaft:Middle East Airlines - MEA
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 66
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 76
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) (   Saudi Arabien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Flug nach:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Saudi Arabien
Flugnummer:ME368
Unfallbericht:
A Middle East Airlines Boeing 707 aircraft, while en route to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from Beirut, Lebanon with 66 passengers and 10 crew members aboard, was hijacked by a lone male. He claimed to have a gun and a bomb and demanded several million dollars for the anti-Israeli resistance movement in southern Lebanon.
The aircraft landed at Jeddah where the hijacker, a Lebanese, was persuaded to give himself up to local authorities. All on board were reported unharmed and the aircraft was permitted to make the return flight to Beirut.



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Distance from Beirut International Airport to Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport as the crow flies is 1388 km (867 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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