UI Airbus A300B2-1C F-GBEC,
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Date:Monday 26 December 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic A30B model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airbus A300B2-1C
Owner/operator:Air France
Registration: F-GBEC
MSN: 104
Year of manufacture:1980
Total airframe hrs:22651 hours
Cycles:20155 flights
Engine model:General Electric CF6-50C2R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 170
Aircraft damage: Substantial, written off
Location:Marseille-Provence Airport (MRS) -   France
Phase: Standing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG/DAAG)
Destination airport:Paris-Orly Airport (ORY/LFPO)
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)
Airbus Monthly Service Report/ Thanom



photo (c) Werner Fischdick; London-Heathrow Airport (LHR); 19 August 1994

photo (c) Harro Ranter; Paris-Orly Airport (ORY); 24 September 1994; (CC:by-nc-nd)

photo (c) Mark Brock; London-Heathrow Airport (LHR)

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