Accident description
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Sunday 31 January 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-2D6
Operator:Air Algérie
Registration: 7T-VEH
C/n / msn: 20955/1075
First flight: 1974-09-27 (24 years 4 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 92
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 99
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Constantine-Ain el Bey Airport (CZL) (   Algeria)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris (unknown airport), France
Destination airport:Constantine-Ain el Bey Airport (CZL/DABC), Algeria
Narrative:
Ran off runway and struck a mount of snow; nosegear collapsed. The aircraft is reportedly damaged beyond repair and stored at Algiers (probably ferried there??).

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Flight International 25-31.01.2000 (p.52)
» ICAO Adrep
» Jetstream
» Tommy Maurer


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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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