Accident description
Last updated: 30 July 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 14 March 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8D6
Operator:Air Algérie
Registration: 7T-VKA
C/n / msn: 34164/1748
First flight: 2005
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 120
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Sétif-Ain Arat Airport (QSF) (   Algeria)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France
Destination airport:Sétif-Ain Arat Airport (QSF/DAAS), Algeria
Flightnumber:1143
Narrative:
Heavy landing, causing serious damage to the forward fuselage.

Classification:

Sources:
» Scramble 348


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Distance from Paris-Orly Airport to Sétif-Ain Arat Airport as the crow flies is 1405 km (878 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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