LR-AAG Douglas DC-3
Middle East Airlines was founded immediately after
VE day in May 1945 by Saeb Bey Salaam
become the Premier of Lebanon), although services did not commence
a route from Beirut to Baghdad. D.H.89A Rapides were used.
These were soon re-
placed with the
ubiquitos DC-3, one of which is seen above. Since this shot was
takjen in 1949
the aircraft would
have been LR-AAG, although it was still on the asset register in 1952
OD-AAG. It was sold to Kasturi and Sons, dba Hindu Publications
in India in the late
VT-DTH, and written off in an accident at Calicut in 1969.