| Terrorist bombing|
1 January 1976
Middle East Airlines
| 37 km (23 mi) NW of Al Qaysumah, Saudi Arabia|
Abu Dhabi International Airport
Indian Airlines Flight 171, Aeroflot Flight 418, EgyptAir Flight 864, American Airlines Flight 625, SAETA Flight 232
Middle East Airlines Flight 438 Wikipedia
Middle East Airlines Flight 438 a Boeing 720B, callsign CEDAR JET 438, was en route from Beirut to Abu Dhabi on 1 January 1976 when a bomb exploded in the forward cargo compartment. The aircraft broke up at an altitude of 11,300 metres (37,100 ft) and crashed 37 km (23 mi) northwest of Al Qaysumah, Saudi Arabia, killing all of its 81 passengers and crew. The bombers were never identified. Lebanon was going through a civil war at the time and the bombing is most likely connected in some way to this war.