Date: January 01, 1976
Time: 0530
Location: Near Al Qaysumah, Saudi Arabia
Operator: Middle East Airlines
Flight #: 438
Route: Beirut - Dubai
AC Type: Boeing B-720B-023B
Registration: OD-AFT
cn / ln: 18020/165
Aboard: 82   (passengers:67  crew:15)
Fatalities: 82   (passengers:67  crew:15)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft broke-up at FL 370 and crashed in the desert. Detonation of an explosive device in the forward cargo compartment.

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