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Last updated: 28 January 2021
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Datum:Sonntag 5 Juni 1977
Flugzeugtyp:Boeing 707
Fluggesellschaft:Middle East Airlines - MEA
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 11
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 103
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 114
Sachschaden: Unbekannt
Unfallort:Kuwait (   Kuwait)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Libanon
Flug nach:Baghdad International Airport (BGW/ORBI), Irak
Unfallbericht:
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.



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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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