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British Airlines Suspend All Flights to Beirut Following Seizure of Boac

British airlines today suspended all flights to Beirut, Lebanon until further notice. The suspension followed the hijacking of a BOAC airliner today by Arab commandos who forced it to make a fuel stop at Beirut and then reportedly flew it to a guerrilla-controlled airstrip in Jordan. The suspension of Beirut flights was ordered on the recommendation of Michael Noble, president of the Board of Trade. A British European Airlines jet that left for Beirut this afternoon had its flight terminated at Athens.