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Last updated: 17 September 2019
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Date:Saturday 12 June 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 720-023B
Operator:Middle East Airlines - MEA
Registration: OD-AFP
C/n / msn: 18017/156
First flight: 1960-08-12 (21 years 10 months)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-1-MC7
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Lebanon)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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Narrative:
On June 3, 1982 members of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) shot and killed Israel's ambassador to Britain. This started off an Israeli army attack on the PLO in Lebanon, called Operation Peace for Galilee. The Israeli army moved on to Beirut in the next days and they started shelling the city and the international airport on June 12 and 16 with the intent to prevent the remaining PLO members from escaping Beirut. Six MEA and TMA Boeing 707 and 720 aircraft were destroyed in the attack. The aircraft destroyed included: OD-AFP, OD-AFU, OD-AFW, OD-AGR, OD-AGN, OD-AFB.

Classification:
Destroyed on ground


Photos

photo of Boeing-720-023B-OD-AFP
accident date: 12-06-1982
type: Boeing 720-023B
registration: OD-AFP
photo of Boeing-720-023B-OD-AFP
accident date: 12-06-1982
type: Boeing 720-023B
registration: OD-AFP
 
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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