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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:dimanche 13 novembre 1994
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 400M
Compagnie:Air Algérie
Immatriculation: 7T-VRK
Numéro de série: 10553
Année de Fabrication: 1977-03-11 (17 years 8 months)
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 34
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 38
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) (   Espagne)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG/DAAG), Algérie
Aéroport de destination:Ouargla-Ain Beida Airport (OGX/DAUU), Algérie
Shortly after a 09:45 takeoff, an Air Algerie aircraft was hijacked during a domestic flight from Algiers to Ouargla. The Fokker F-27 aircraft carried 34 passengers and four crew members. The three hijackers-Algerian men-reportedly were armed with a hammer and several small knives. They also carried a box which, they stated, contained explosives. The hijackers wanted to be taken to France. The plane was low on fuel, however, and the pilot instead landed at Palma, Mallorca Island, Spain. He had contacted the control tower and declared his situation shortly before 11:00.
After the plane landed, negotiations were begun by Spanish authorities. The hijackers initially demanded that the plane be refueled and they be allowed to fly to either France or elsewhere in Spain. They then asked for the release of political prisoners in Algeria and a return to democratic government. Several passengers were released in the early afternoon; food and water were later brought on board the plane. At approximately 19:15 the hijackers peacefully surrendered. They carried no explosives: the box contained a coffee grinder. The three Algerians asked for political asylum


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Algiers-Houari Boumediene Airport et Ouargla-Ain Beida Airport est de 564 km (353 miles).

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