Airplane Crash - Beirut, Lebanon 11/21/1959

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Beirut, Lebanon


Date11/21/1959
LocationBeirut, Lebanon
OperatorAriana Afghan Airlines
Flight #202
RouteBeirut - Tehran
TypeDouglas DC-4
RegistrationYA-BAG
Cn/In18367
Aboard27
Fatalities24
Ground0
SummaryCrashed shortly after takeoff, 2.5 miles from Beirut Airport. Navigation error. Possible in-flight fire in the No. 1 engine which induced the pilot to start fire emergency action with a resulting reduction in the rate of turn and the rate of climb.

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