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Last updated: 23 February 2020
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Date:Saturday 28 December 1968
Time:21:30
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-AFC
C/n / msn: 20225/757
First flight: 1968
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Lebanon)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:-
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
In a retaliation against Lebanon for an Arab terrorist attack on a Boeing aircraft in Athens, 8 Israeli Air Force Super Frelon helicopters landed at Beirut International Airport at night. Commandos set fire to, and destroyed 14 Lebanese aircraft.

Classification:
Destroyed on ground

Sources:
» Paris Match 11.01.1969


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