Air Algerie Plane Returns to Algeria due to Fuel Filter Contamination

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
By George Hatcher
Air Algerie Plane Returns to Algeria due to Fuel Filter Contamination

Air Algerie flight AH-1020 had to return and make a precautionary landing at Algiers International Airport, Algiers, Algeria, on August 6th. The Boeing 737-600 en-route to Marseille, France, had to return shortly after the crew detected a contaminated fuel filter, reporting they had to shut down its engine. The plane landed safely. All 97... »

Air Algerie Plane Veers off the Runway in Algeria

Monday, April 4, 2016
By George Hatcher
Air Algerie Plane Veers off the Runway in Algeria

Air Algerie flight AH-6184 veered off the runway upon landing at Oran Es Senia Airport, Oran, Algeria, on April 1st. The Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212-A, en-route from Algiers, landed at Oran’s runway but veered off during roll out and broke a number of runway lights. The plane suffered substantial damage. All passengers onboard... »

7 killed as Ukrainian Cargo Plane Crashed in Algeria

Monday, September 1, 2014
By George Hatcher

A Russian-built Antonov An-12 Ukrainian cargo plane crashed near Algeria’s Tamanrasset airport, at 2:40 a.m. local time, just 3 minutes after takeoff on the morning of August 30. The plane, carrying 7 people, was transporting oil equipment from Glasgow, Scotland, to Equatorial Guinea and had a layover at Tamanrasset. Algerian transportation ministry confirmed that... »

Algerian Plane Crash Kills 77, One Survivor

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
By George Hatcher
Algerian Plane Crash Kills 77, One Survivor

Seventy-seven people were aboard a twenty-four year old missing C-130 Hercules (#7T-WHM) that was flying from Tamanrasset to Constantine when it crashed into Mount Fortas in Algeria. The wreckage was discovered on Feb 11, 2013. The Algerian TV and Radio initially reported 102 fatalities, but updates say there were 78 aboard. The Military Lockheed... »

British Airways Diverts to Tamanrasset

Monday, February 28, 2011
By George Hatcher
British Airways Diverts to Tamanrasset

Click to view full size photo at Contact photographer Mark Kwiatkowski What: British Airways Boeing 747-40 en route from Lagos Nigeria to London Where: Tamanrasset Algeria When: Feb 27th 2011 Who: 301 passengers, 16 crewmembers Why: While en route, the plane developed engine trouble with an air bleed valve. The crew shut down... »

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