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Last updated: 26 September 2018
Datum:Mittwoch 23 August 1989
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic A30B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B4-203
Fluggesellschaft:Air France
Kennzeichen: F-BVGO
Werknummer: 129
Baujahr: 1980-12-05 (8 years 9 months)
Triebwerk: 2 General Electric CF6-50C2
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 115
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG) (   Algerien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), Frankreich
Flug nach:Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algerien
An Algerian man, being deported from France, attempted to hijack an Air France Airbus A300 while en route from Paris-Orly Airport to Algiers, Algeria. The hijacker threatened to explode a bomb if the plane carrying 115 passengers and crew, was not flown to Tunis, Tunisia. The flight was denied permission to land in Tunis and landed safely in Algiers. The hijacker surrendered peacefully to authorities in Algiers. No weapon or explosive device was found.

» Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1989 / FAA


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Paris-Orly Airport to Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport as the crow flies is 1330 km (831 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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