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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Status:- (No safety board investigation)
Date:Thursday 25 July 1996
Time:ca 09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-3D6
Operator:Air Algérie
Registration: registration unknown
First flight: 1990
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-80C2B2F
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 232
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Oran-Es Senia Airport (ORN) (   Algeria)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Oran-es Senia Airport (ORN/DAOO), Algeria
Destination airport:Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algeria
Just prior to departure from Oran (ORN), a hijacker demanded to be flown to the USA. Authorities negotiated the release of all hostages and arrested the man after four-and-a-half hours.


» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1996 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Oran-es Senia Airport to Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport as the crow flies is 362 km (226 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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