Report: plane aboard which some 80 Lebanese died when it crashed in Africa was unfit for flying
The plane aboard which more than 80 Lebanese died when it crashed at the Cotonou airport in Benin on Christmas Day was withdrawn from aviation service in the United States a year ago as unfit for flying, the Beirut-based An Nahar reported on Thursday. Washington Interpol has notified Beirut Interpol in a message dated Jan. 20, 2004, or two days ago, that the aircraft, a Boeing 727-223, was originally owned by Financial Advisory Group Corp., which had purchased it from American Airlines, An Nahar added.
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