46 Years ago today: On 30 September 1975 a Malev Tupolev 154 crashed into the sea on approach to Beirut, Lebanon, killing all 60 occupants.

Date:Tuesday 30 September 1975
Time:03:44
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154A
Operator:Malev Hungarian Airlines
Registration:HA-LCI
MSN:74A053
First flight:1974
Total airframe hrs:1186
Engines:Kuznetsov NK-8-2U
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 50 / Occupants: 50
Total:Fatalities: 60 / Occupants: 60
Aircraft damage:Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) off Beirut International Airport (BEY) (   Lebanon)
Phase:Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD/LHBP), Hungary
Destination airport:Beirut International Airport (BEY/OLBA), Lebanon
Flightnumber:MA240

Narrative:
Malev flight 240 departed Budapest at 23:10 for a flight to Beirut. After contacting Beirut at 02:33 the crew got permission to descend to 6000 feet.
The aircraft crashed into the sea while approaching Beirut. The ILS localizer was unserviceable at the time of the accident. Visual approach should have been possible from the BOD NDB with a visibility of 20 km below clouds.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Undetermined.