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Date:Monday 29 September 1958
Type:Avro 685 York I
Operator:Middle East Airlines - MEA
Registration: OD-ADB
MSN: 1307
First flight: 1946
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:Mediterranean Sea (   Mediterranean Sea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon
Destination airport:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA/LIRA), Italy
Narrative:
The Avro York was on a cargo flight from Beirut to London via Rome when it disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea.



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Distance from Beirut International Airport to Roma-Ciampino Airport as the crow flies is 2175 km (1359 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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