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Last updated: 28 November 2020
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Date:Sunday 5 June 1977
Type:Boeing 707
Operator:Middle East Airlines - MEA
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 103
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 114
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Kuwait (   Kuwait)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon
Destination airport:Baghdad International Airport (BGW/ORBI), Iraq
Narrative:
A passenger in a wheelchair hijacked a flight to Kuwait using a gun and demanded money to pay for his treatment.
He was overpowered and apprehended by Kuwait armed forces commandos.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Beirut International Airport to Baghdad International Airport as the crow flies is 807 km (505 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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