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Hijacking description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 28 February 1994
Type:unknown
Operator:Air Algérie
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 130
Airplane damage: None
Location:Alicante Airport (ALC) (   Spain)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Oran-es Senia Airport (ORN/DAOO), Algeria
Destination airport:Annaba-Les Salines Airport (AAE/DABB), Algeria
Flightnumber:6165
Narrative:
An Air Algerie domestic flight with 130 people aboard was hijacked to the southern Spanish port of Alicante. Flight 6165 was en route from Oran, in western Algeria, to Annaba, near the Tunisian border when it was hijacked by three Algerian policemen. The plane landed at Alicante Airport, reportedly without the pilot requesting prior clearance. The hijackers, after a period of negotiations with Spanish authorities, released 12 hostages unharmed. The hijackers demanded political asylum and carried handguns throughout the five-hour ordeal. They surrendered to authorities after the aircraft was surrounded by Spanish police.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Oran-es Senia Airport to Annaba-Les Salines Airport as the crow flies is 763 km (477 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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