Narrative:On December 24, 1994 the aircraft was hijacked at Algiers by 4 members of the GIA (Groupe Islamique Armee). The aircraft was flown to Marseille two days later. The hijacking was a protest against French political, military and economical support to the Algerian government. The aircraft was stormed, causing substantial damage to the cockpit.
|Date:||26 DEC 1994|
|C/n / msn:|| 104|
|First flight:|| 1980-02-28 (14 years 10 months)|
|Total airframe hrs:||22651|
|Engines:|| 2 General Electric CF6-50C2R|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 170 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Marseille-Marignane Airport (MRS) (France)
|Phase:|| Standing (STD)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algeria|
|Destination airport:||Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France|
All four hijackers and three passengers were killed.
» Air Safety Week 6.2.1995(3-4)
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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 Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport to Paris-Orly Airport as the crow flies is 1331 km (832 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.