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Datum:Dienstag 30 September 1975
Zeit:03:44
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolew Tu-154A
Fluggesellschaft:Malev Hungarian Airlines
Kennzeichen: HA-LCI
Werknummer: 74A-053
Baujahr: 1974
Betriebsstunden:1186
Triebwerk: 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 10
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 50 / Insassen: 50
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 60 / Insassen: 60
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:10 km (6.3 Meilen) vom Land entfernt von Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Libanon)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD/LHBP), Ungarn
Flug nach:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Flugnummer:MA240
Unfallbericht:
Malev flight 240 departed Budapest at 23:10 for a flight to Beirut. After contacting Beirut at 02:33 the crew got permission to descend to 6000 feet.
The aircraft crashed into the sea while approaching Beirut. The ILS localizer was unserviceable at the time of the accident. Visual approach should have been possible from the BOD NDB with a visibility of 20 km below clouds.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Undetermined.

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation News 31 October 1975
» Soviet Transports
» ICAO Adrep


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Distance from Budapest-Ferihegy Airport to Beirut International Airport as the crow flies is 2019 km (1262 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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