44 Years ago today: On 13 May 1977 a LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze Antonov 12BP crashed near Aramoun, killing all 9 occupants.

Date:Friday 13 May 1977
Time:ca 08:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-12BP
Operator:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
First flight:1966
Engines:Ivchenko AI-20M
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage:Damaged beyond repair
Location:Aramoun (   Lebanon)
Phase:Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Varna Airport (VAR/LBWN), Bulgaria
Destination airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon

The Antonov departed from Varna at 05:30 for the last leg of the Warszawa-Varna-Beirut flight. The aircraft approached Beirut and was cleared for a runway 21 ADF approach and descent to 1500 feet. Language difficulties forced Beirut Area Control to repeat these instructions. Nothing more was heard from the flight. It appeared that the aircraft had crashed 8 km SE of Beirut at an elevation of 2100 feet, striking high tension wires, trees and stone terraces.