Unlawful Interference Boeing 727-2D6 , Monday 28 February 1994
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Date:Monday 28 February 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 727-2D6
Owner/operator:Air Algérie
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 130
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Alicante Airport (ALC) -   Spain
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Oran-es Senia Airport (ORN/DAOO)
Destination airport:Annaba-Les Salines Airport (AAE/DABB)
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.


El Pais, 1 March 1994

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