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Last updated: 19 March 2019
Datum:Montag 26 Dezember 1994
Zeit:ca 17:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic A30B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B2-1C
Fluggesellschaft:Air France
Kennzeichen: F-GBEC
Werknummer: 104
Baujahr: 1980-02-28 (14 years 10 months)
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:20155
Triebwerk: 2 General Electric CF6-50C2R
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 170
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Marseille-Provence Airport (MRS) (   Frankreich)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algerien
Flug nach:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), Frankreich
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.
All four hijackers and three passengers were killed.

» Air Safety Week 6 February 1995(3-4)
» PZC 27.12.1994
» Airbus Monthly Service Report/ Thanom


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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 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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