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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Date:Friday 2 August 1996
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2D6C
Operator:Air Algérie
Registration: 7T-VED
MSN: 20650/311
First flight: 1972-10-24 (23 years 10 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 100
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 106
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Tlemcen Airport (TLM) (   Algeria)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tlemcen-Zenata Airport (TLM/DAON), Algeria
Destination airport:Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algeria
Takeoff aborted due to difference in engine N1 readings. The aircraft overran by ca. 40 m. The nosegear collapsed. The aircraft was probably withdrawn from use as a result of this accident and ferried to Algiers for storage. In 2005 the airplane underwent a D-check and was seen for sale and in an airworthy condition at Algiers in July 2005.

Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion

» Aviation Letter 468
» Bill Harms.
» Terry Denham


photo of Boeing-737-2D6C-7T-VED
accident date: 02-08-1996
type: Boeing 737-2D6C
registration: 7T-VED

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 Tlemcen-Zenata Airport to Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport as the crow flies is 457 km (285 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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