Head of Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Fadi Hassan, categorically denied in a statement Saturday that the American military aircraft that landed before noon today at Beirut Airport took off from Tel Aviv Airport.
Hassan told the National News Agency that the plane in question received a landing permit at Beirut Airport via diplomatic channels. "The aircraft took off from Kuwait City, flew through the Saudi, Egyptian and Cypriot airspace, and then landed at Hamat Airport and later at Rafic Hariri Airport," he indicated.
Hassan stated that the Beirut Airport Presidency has re-recorded the flight course details of the US military aircraft, "which never took path from Tel Aviv Airport."
Source: National News Agency