MEA A320 at Beirut on Nov 10th 2022, object penetrates cabin

Last Update: November 10, 2022 / 19:21:52 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 10, 2022

Classification
Accident

Flight number
ME-311

Departure
Amman, Jordan

Destination
Beirut, Lebanon

Aircraft Registration
OD-MRM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

A MEA Middle East Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration OD-MRM performing flight ME-311 from Amman (Jordan) to Beirut (Lebanon), departed Amman's runway 26R, climbed to FL280 and landed on Beirut's runway 16 about 40 minutes later. In flight the fuselage crown was penetrated by an object, believed to be a bullet, upon landing in Beirut.

The airline reported a stray bullet struck the aircraft as it was landing in Beirut. Celebratory gunshots hit about 7-8 stationary aircraft at Beirut Airport per year, this was the first time a moving aircraft was hit.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 10, 2022

Classification
Accident

Flight number
ME-311

Departure
Amman, Jordan

Destination
Beirut, Lebanon

Aircraft Registration
OD-MRM

Aircraft Type
Airbus A320

ICAO Type Designator
A320

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