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Hijacking
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:mercredi 12 juin 1985
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-300
Compagnie:Middle East Airlines - MEA
Immatriculation: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 10
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 156
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 166
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:Larnaca Airport (LCA) (   Chypre)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Intern.
Aéroport de départ:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Liban
Aéroport de destination:Larnaca Airport (LCA/LCLK), Chypre
Numéro de vol:ME261
Détails:
A lone male armed with a hand grenade hijacked a Middle East Airlines Boeing 707 aircraft moments before the aircraft landed at the Larnaca Airport, Cyprus. After landing, all passengers and 5 of the 10 crew members were allowed to deplane. The hijacker stated that he seized the aircraft in retaliation for the Royal Jordanian Airlines (ALIA) aircraft hijacking which occurred on June 11, 1985. The Palestinian hijacker initially demanded the release of the eight Jordanian air marshals who were aboard the hijacked ALIA aircraft. He was informed that the sky marshals were not in custody. Shortly thereafter, the hijacker agreed to end the hijacking. After giving up the hand grenade, the hijacker was allowed to board a nearby Royal Jordanian Airlines aircraft and was flown to Amman, Jordan where he was taken into custody by Jordanian authorities.



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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Beirut International Airport et Larnaca Airport est de 206 km (129 miles).

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