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Date:Wednesday 23 August 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic A30B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A300B4-203
Operator:Air France
Registration: F-BVGO
MSN: 129
First flight: 1980-12-05 (8 years 9 months)
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-50C2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 115
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG) (   Algeria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO), France
Destination airport:Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algeria
An Algerian man, being deported from France, attempted to hijack an Air France Airbus A300 while en route from Paris-Orly Airport to Algiers, Algeria. The hijacker threatened to explode a bomb if the plane carrying 115 passengers and crew, was not flown to Tunis, Tunisia. The flight was denied permission to land in Tunis and landed safely in Algiers. The hijacker surrendered peacefully to authorities in Algiers. No weapon or explosive device was found.


» Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1989 / FAA


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Distance from Paris-Orly Airport to Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport as the crow flies is 1330 km (831 miles).

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