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semsem
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:38 pm

There will be no flights for a long time.
 
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:42 pm

Quoting Semsem (Reply 53):
There will be no flights for a long time.

If rwy 16/34 hasn't suffered a direct hit, we may see limited operations soon.
 
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:48 pm

Not good. Imagine if the Palestinians attacked TLV airport !!!
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:48 pm

Oh dear, this is indeed not good, yes for thousands of passengers and stability in the Middle East in general, but also one of our own users, Raffik, is due to fly to BEY today!

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Kay
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:58 pm

Quoting OD720 (Reply 55):
If rwy 16/34 hasn't suffered a direct hit, we may see limited operations soon

That's good news! It's the major runway used for international flights! Can you be sure that it wasn't hit?

And how long will the rest take to repair?  Sad

Kay
 
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:58 pm

IAF want´s free flying zone with no commercial airliners around, that´s why, they must have known the schedule at Beirut so they didn´t hit any by-standers. I expect the airport to be closed for all of Operation Summerrain which I expect to last another 40-50 days.
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:00 pm

Quoting Semsem (Reply 59):
OD720 runway 16/34 will also be non operational. Do you know why the airport was hit? It cannot remain open.

I'm only judging from TV footages that I've seen so far.

You are right, it was hit for the purpose of shutting down operations.
 
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:22 pm

Quoting Kay (Reply 58):
Quoting OD720 (Reply 55):
If rwy 16/34 hasn't suffered a direct hit, we may see limited operations soon

That's good news! It's the major runway used for international flights! Can you be sure that it wasn't hit?

CNN reports all 3 runways damaged and impossible to be used for take off or landings. Hope everything calms down a bit.

Regards,
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:29 pm

Quoting HBDAN (Reply 61):
CNN reports all 3 runways damaged and impossible to be used for take off or landings.

The NOTAM also specifies damage to all three runways:

"...AERODROME CLOSED DUE DAMAGE AFFECTING ALL RUNWAYS (16/34, 17/35 AND 21/03)..."
7 hours aint long-haul
 
antskip
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:31 pm

Quoting HBDAN (Reply 61):
Hope everything calms down a bit.

Unfortunately, from my listening of the feature item today on the Jim Lehrer Newshour show I just watched on Australian SBS television http://www.pbs.org/newshour/,
things are very likely to get much much worse.
 
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Breaking: Beirut Airport Closed After Attack

Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:58 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 51):
Well at least the solution to fix the runway is simple enough---clean out the hole and fill it with concrete.

It's really not that simple of a process. Civil aviation runways aren't just slabs of concrete that can be paved over as needed. It takes a lot of meticulous engineering to ensure that they can be made to withstand the punishment that a loaded aircraft doles out.

Israel promised "severe punishment". It looks like they mean business. Maybe they'll allow some of the stranded pax to leave via TLV somehow although I'm assuming a land transit from Beirut to Israel is next to impossible.

BTW, new pics showing the resultant craters are back on cnn.com

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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:03 pm

I'm not Lebanese (my wife is) but Belgian from head to toe and yet I am admiring with how much restraint you guys can keep on topic.

I feel like Zidane among you.
 
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:17 pm

My wife ,daughter and son are in BEY and supposed to come back on 21 July with Malev to OSL via BUD.I dont know what would happen now  Sad
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:20 pm

Are there any other airports near Beirut which MEA and others can operate from. Can they use an airbase till BEY is repaired?
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Kay
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:25 pm

Quoting 3201 (Reply 62):
The NOTAM also specifies damage to all three runways:

Thanks 3201, could you tell me which website you use to see this NOTAM information?

Kay
 
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:29 pm

Quoting Pulkovokiwi (Reply 67):
Are there any other airports near Beirut which MEA and others can operate from.

CNN said that BEY is the only civil airport in the country... I guess the bigger problem is that even if they did have somewhere else to operate out of, a sizeable portion of their fleet is stuck on the ground at BEY... I'd be interested to know how many of their aircraft are safely elsewhere at the moment...

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UAL4ever
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:33 pm

The main point is that BEY will not be seeing service anytime soon. From what I understand the only way out is via land to another Airport. Also, they wont be transported to TLV.
 
Pulkovokiwi
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:33 pm

Certainly feel sorry for all at MEA which will probably bankrupt in view of what Virginflyer says. Don't suppose they could barge the aircraft elsewhere?
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Alessandro
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:34 pm

Pulkovokiwi, if there where IAF would take it out of operation, they want free airspace to "target at will".
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ehho
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:51 pm

Quoting Airplanenut (Reply 54):
Honestly, when there's a state of war, it's a sad reality that people will die. I'd like to think that Israel has gone above and beyond to be sure they're aim is deadly accurate and civilian casualities are as minimized as possible. Was there a risk? Sure, but clearly there was a strategic reason to damage the airport, and it was done at a time that allowed for minimal chances of casualties.

Since we're not supposed to discuss "the broader issue" here, I'll just limit myself to interpreting the events according to the Geneva conventions as well as jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice (Nicaragua, Armed Activities cases), and say that hitting BEY is a breach of the principle of proprtionality of self-defense as allowed by art. 51 of the UN Charter, and that hitting a civilian airport just around the morning rush hour serves no strategic interest. Israel is basically liable for damages created by its actions in relation to BEY this morning.

And now back to situation on the ground.
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:13 pm

Big version: Width: 379 Height: 240 File size: 76kb


Goodness gracious.

(is that better???)
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HBDAN
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:16 pm

Any list of aircraft parcked at BEY?

Regards,
HBDAN
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:16 pm

Whilst we're considering how this will affect MEA, let's not forget MenaJet which is also based at BEY.
 
HBDAN
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:19 pm

I'm trying to open BEY website without success
www.beirutairport.gov.lb

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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:20 pm

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 24):
So how is this going to effect MEA?

This is to confirm from inside sources in MEA that the whole fleet is being evacuated to Larnaca Airport in Cyprus today, using the only active runway.
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:24 pm

Thanks for the pic Andrew... So that's at least 4 out of 6 A321s, and 1 out of 3 A330s on the ground. I have to agree with Pulkovokiwi in feeling sorry for the staff at MEA, and indeed for everyone in the region at the moment...

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Kay
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:45 pm

Quoting EurostarVA (Reply 79):
This is to confirm from inside sources in MEA that the whole fleet is being evacuated to Larnaca Airport in Cyprus today, using the only active runway.

Active runway? Information updates informed that the three runways were hit... But nothing confirmed I guess.

Kay
 
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:46 pm

I believe GlobeJet, the L1011 operator, is based in BEY as well.
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:49 pm

I would guess that this action did not serve the purpose to shut down the airport for cilian movements, but more to clear Lebanese airspace for the ensuing campaign. Difficult for an air force to operate over a rather small area with a constant influx of civil airliner operations (which would have come to an end anyway if things continue to develop the way as they are at the moment). Because of that, I am not buying this "we need to stop weapon delivieres through BEY" story. Certainly Hizbollah weapons are not shipped as belly cargo on MEA flights and any renegade aircraft would be easily identified by Israeli surveillance.

What is the size of the MEA fleet - you can see five Airbi on the above picture, so quite a lot of metal now stuck. On the other hand, if the fleet was available for operations, would MEA seriously consider operating their schedules to/from Cyprus for a longer period ?
 
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:16 pm

I read that Israel wants to cut off Lebanon from international connections...
Aircraft are marginal costs with wings.
 
Kay
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:33 pm

Quoting ChiefT (Reply 88):
I read that Israel wants to cut off Lebanon from international connections...

ChiefT, could you post your source?


Kay
 
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:37 pm

Quoting ChiefT (Reply 88):
I read that Israel wants to cut off Lebanon from international connections.

including sea connections:

Quote:
Israel said today its naval vessels were in Lebanon's territorial waters and blocking access to ports

http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/...orts/2006/07/13/1152637799006.html
 
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:40 pm

Bombing of civilian airports is something that we in Serbia know all too well about. Very sad news!

JAT has just announced that it is cancelling tonights and tomorrow nights flight to Beirut; will probably do a direct BEG-DXB hop or land somewhere else to refuel.
 
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:49 pm

Quoting Spinkid (Reply 23):
I'm assuming their must be aircraft parked at the airport. They could be stuck their for sometime, or did they have enough warning to shuttle everything out.


I´m wondering the same thing as many of my anet peers are; does anyone know exactly which airlines have A/C stranded at Beirut airport?
 
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:13 pm

Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 27):
Sounds like whatever is on the ground at the moment is unlikely to leave...

What is on the ground at moment, anybody know?
 
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:17 pm

 
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:18 pm

Can there be sanctions put on Israel's airlines, access to TLV, due to this bombing of the Beriut airport which per another post, may be against international law? Could other countries take actions?
Of course, this all affects oil prices which in turn hurts all airlines costs of doing business. Meantime, the employees, the costs of doing business, innocent Lebanese, MEA and other airlines in the region are are badly affected.
 
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:19 pm

Very sad indeed. I feel for the innocent that are affected by this. Imagine the horror anyone felt when seeing this? If I was waiting for my flight, and the runway goes up in a fireball, I would be pretty messed up.


Sad, sad, sad..................................
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:30 pm

Quoting NZ8800 (Reply 74):
True, but as others have said, they did appear to time it so that there were no operations at the time they attacked it

That's good of them.................  banghead 
 
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:33 pm

I was due to fly LGW-AUH-BEY today and minutes before I left to check in, Etihad called me to tell me their flights to Beirut have been cancelled. I have driven all the way back up to Nottingham to announce further information.

My father is out there and he is taking a bus to Damascus and will try and get a flight to London from there tonight.

Really tragic- especially just before the Summer season.

Is there any chance they can operate from Tripoli in the North?
- Alec
 
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:37 pm

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 95):
Can there be sanctions put on Israel's airlines, access to TLV

It can be done by the UN Security Council (art. 39 and 41 UN Charter), or for the same matter by any state individually (see US vis-a-vis Cuba, Iran) or by a group of states (see EU vis-a-vis Belarus).

Politically though I think it's impossible that it will happen at this stage. Israel has a lot of credit and the fact that Hezbollah activity in Lebanon is beyond control of the Lebanese government will be against imposing sanctions on Israel by the larger international community.

However, on a smaller scale it can (and probably will) happen. RJ has a politically-precious flight AMM-TLV, and it is very thinkable that it will be cut as a sanction by Jordan. Egypt can e.g. close the Taba border crossing, spoiling the holiday plans of many Israeli's.
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:43 pm

Inside source at MEA (a pilot) says one runway is active for emergency departures only.

The Lebanese transport minister said that filling the runway damage with temporary concrete would take "at least 48 hours".
If there is a will, there is a way
 
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:45 pm

It is a shame! Complete shame! I understand Israel's anger with abduction of their soldiers, but I don't understand what does it have to do with civilian airport and its runways.

Quoting RJpieces (Reply 11):
They said it isn't clear if the shelling came from the IAF or Israeli Navy gunboats...

What's the difference?  confused 

Quoting BA (Reply 22):

Thanks for posting those photos. They honestly made me sad.

Quoting RJpieces (Reply 25):
.I wonder if it was IAF attacks or Israeli Navy shelling.

Again, what's the difference?  confused 

Quoting BA (Reply 38):
Cyprus Airways and possibly the morning Royal Jordanian flight.

I checked if there was JAT flight departing to BEG.

Quoting Cedars747 (Reply 66):
My wife ,daughter and son are in BEY and supposed to come back on 21 July with Malev to OSL via BUD.I dont know what would happen now

I'm sure they'll be fine.

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 91):
Bombing of civilian airports is something that we in Serbia know all too well about. Very sad news!

Yes, I remember seeing from my window JAT 733 landing on BEG when boming started. I was glad I wasn't in that plane.
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:52 pm

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 101):
I'm sure they'll be fine.

10x Aleksandar ! but i hear on the news that Israel want to bombard the road to DAM  Confused
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CYatUK
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:57 pm

Quoting BA (Reply 31):
There are 2/3 day cruises between Cyprus/Lebanon/Syria, but don't have a specific schedule.

The only Cypriot cruise operator to operate cruises to Beirut has announced today that all cruises to Lebanon are suspended. Passengers on these cruises will be diverted to Rhodes.

Also, as I have reported on the "new MEA planes thread", it has been reported that there are at least 5 MEA planes at LCA at the moment and will be using this airport as their home base for the next few days. Maintenance and operational services are provided by Cyprus Airways.
 
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:59 pm

Quoting Cedars747 (Reply 102):
10x Aleksandar ! but i hear on the news that Israel want to bombard the road to DAM

Maybe it is the best to stay in BEY for the moment and wait a bit, but I really don't know. Is there any ship to Cyprus?
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antskip
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:00 pm

Quoting EurostarVA (Reply 100):
Inside source at MEA (a pilot) says one runway is active for emergency departures only.

The Lebanese transport minister said that filling the runway damage with temporary concrete would take "at least 48 hours".

Either the Israeli armed forces left that working runway alone on purpose, or they will be back to finish the job. The people at the airport need to be very careful.
 
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:04 pm

Perhaps a bit of thinking outside of the box... as per the reports all 3 runways were hit and are therefore closed, if the aircarft stranded at BEY are to be evacuated, could they use the taxiway for take off? It would not be the first time as there already was an incident where a 747 took off (by mistake) from a taxi way instead of a run way.

I know this would not involve any passangers present on board the aircraft, however if the airlines do not want to loose their million $$$ aircraft due to potential further bombing damage, I think it would be wise to move them ASAP out of BEY. That said, where would they fly them???

Just my  twocents 

On a personal note: Hope all those of you that have families and friends in Lebanon are safe and return home safe.
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:17 pm

Quoting Emirates2005 (Reply 106):
I know this would not involve any passangers present on board the aircraft, however if the airlines do not want to loose their million $$$ aircraft due to potential further bombing damage, I think it would be wise to move them ASAP out of BEY.

There can however be issues with insurance terms. Premeditated takeoff from a taxiway can be a breach of the insurance terms, and force majeure is generally absent if no direct and imminent danger to the goods can be proven. Given that Israel's strike on BEY was executed with a high degree of precision, it can't be concluded that the aircraft are at danger. That would be different if Israel did implicate arms transfers via MEA planes, as per other post.
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Aleksandar
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RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:19 pm

Just watching BBC World live from Beirut and I can confirm that at least one A330 is still at BEY.
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