Passenger flight is SHOT as it comes into land in Beirut

A stray bullet hit a Middle East Airlines (MEA) passenger plane as it landed in Beirut on Thursday, thankfully missing passengers.

No injuries were reported as a celebratory bullet fired into the side of the passenger plane as it landed, having arrived from Jordan.

Celebratory gunfire is a common practice in Lebanon, a country where gun ownership is common.

The reason for this celebratory gunfire is not clear, but the shot came from the neighbouring areas of the Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport.