ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-8D6 registration unknown Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG)
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Sunday 19 January 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8D6
Operator:Air Algérie
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 31
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG) (   Algeria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Constantine-Ain el Bey Airport (CZL/DABC), Algeria
Destination airport:Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algeria
Shortly after takeoff at 20:20, the perpetrator demanded that the aircraft be flown to North Korea. The pilot, who claimed that the aircraft did not have enough fuel to fly to the demanded destination, continued to Algiers where rapid intervention by the police of the Houari Boumediene Airport led to the arrest of the perpetrator.


» Acts of Unlawful Interference - (1996-2004) / ICAO Aviation Security and Facilitation Branch (S&F)


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Distance from Constantine-Ain el Bey Airport to Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport as the crow flies is 306 km (191 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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