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Last updated: 24 September 2021
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Datum:Donnerstag 3 Oktober 1957
Zeit:ca 01:55
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Lebanese International Airways
Kennzeichen: OD-ACK
Werknummer: 30249
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 23 / Insassen: 23
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 27 / Insassen: 27
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 18 km off Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Libanon)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Flug nach:Kuwait International Airport (KWI/OKBK), Kuwait
Unfallbericht:
The Curtiss C-46 passenger plane took off from Beirut Airport at 01:17, bound for Kuwait. After takeoff the crew radioed they had a fire and were returning to Beirut.
Last contact was at 01:51 at 2000 metres altitude. Within about two minutes the aircraft descended to 500 metres. Control was lost and the aircraft then crashed into the sea.

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Distance from Beirut International Airport to Kuwait International Airport as the crow flies is 1279 km (799 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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