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Last updated: 23 September 2020
Estado:
Fecha:martes 16 enero 1979
Tipo:Boeing 720
Operador:Middle East Airlines - MEA
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 73
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 82
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Líbano)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Líbano
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Amman-Marka International Airport (ADJ/OJAM), Jordania
Descripción:
Six passengers hijacked a MEA flight from Beirut to Amman. They demanded the release Musa al-Sadr, a Lebanese-Iranian philosopher and Shi'a religious leader, who they assumed was captured in Libya.
After landing back at Beirut, they released the passengers. They subsequently surrendered after giving a press conference.

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Distance from Beirut International Airport to Amman-Marka International Airport as the crow flies is 209 km (131 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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