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Last updated: 14 August 2020
Datum:Donnerstag 16 August 1973
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 720-023B
Fluggesellschaft:Middle East Airlines - MEA
Kennzeichen: OD-AFR
Werknummer: 18018/157
Baujahr: 1960-08-17 (13 years )
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-1-MC7
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 109
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 119
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Tel Aviv-Lod International Airport (TLV) (   Israel)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Benghazi-Benina International Airport (BEN/HLLB), Libyen
Flug nach:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
A male hijacker entered the cockpit armed with two guns while the aircraft passed overhead Cyprus. He demanded to be flown to Lod. The hijacker was overpowered by policemen on the ground at Lod Airport.

» Het Parool 17-8-1973


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Distance from Benghazi-Benina International Airport to Beirut International Airport as the crow flies is 1422 km (889 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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