ASN Aircraft accident Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-N OD-AEF Beirut International Airport (BEY)
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Date:Saturday 28 December 1968
Time:21:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic S210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle VI-N
Operator:Middle East Airlines - MEA
Registration: OD-AEF
MSN: 157
First flight: 1963-04-20 (5 years 8 months)
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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Destination airport:-
Narrative:
In a retaliation against Lebanon for an Arab terrorist attack on a Boeing aircraft in Athens, 8 Israeli Air Force Super Frelon helicopters landed at Beirut International Airport at night. Commandos set fire to, and destroyed 14 Lebanese aircraft.

Classification:
Destroyed on ground
Damaged on the ground

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