Middle East Airlines Flight 438
1976 airliner bombing
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A Boeing 720-023B of MEA, sister-ship to the accident aircraft
|Date||1 January 1976|
|Site||37 km (23 mi) NW of Al Qaysumah, Saudi Arabia|
|Aircraft type||Boeing 720-023B|
|Operator||Middle East Airlines|
|Flight origin||Beirut International Airport|
|Destination||Abu Dhabi International Airport|
The aircraft broke up at an altitude of 11,300 metres (37,100 ft) and crashed 37 km (23 mi) northwest of Al Qaysumah, Saudi Arabia. 81 passengers and crew were killed. The bombers were never identified.
- Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 720-023B OD-AFT Al Qaysumah". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 2017-03-31.
- UK CAA Document CAA 429 World Airline Accident Summary (ICAO Summary 4/76)