Hijacking description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:- (No safety board investigation)
Date:Thursday 25 July 1996
Time:ca 09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-3D6
Operator:Air Algérie
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1990
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-80C2B2F
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 232
Airplane damage: None
Location:Oran-Es Senia Airport (ORN) (   Algeria) show on map
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Oran-es Senia Airport (ORN/DAOO), Algeria
Destination airport:Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algeria
Narrative:
Just prior to departure from Oran (ORN), a hijacker demanded to be flown to the USA. Authorities negotiated the release of all hostages and arrested the man after four-and-a-half hours.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1996 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Oran-es Senia Airport to Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport as the crow flies is 362 km (226 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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