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Air France A300.B2 FG-BEC  
User currently offlineLamyl_hhlco From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 621 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

hi!
Can someone tell me what happened for the Air france A300.b2 FG-BEC after it highjacked in algiers in 1994.
is it flying again...or using by another airline?

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User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

Hello,

The aircraft was repaired and checked before entering into service again, before it was retired with the rest of the A300 at Air France AFAIK.

Best regards,
Alain Mengus


User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2190 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

Nope, it was written off, don't have any more info then that.

From the Commercial Jet Aircraft census:

Ship #104
Aircraft Model: A300B2-1C
Engine model: CF6-50C
Delivery Date: 04/08/80
Last known operator: AIR FRANCE (AFPL)
Registration #: F-GBEC
Status: [W/O 28DEC94 - MARSEILLE, FRANCE]


User currently offlineVH-OJO From Slovakia, joined Jan 2000, 238 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

Indeed AKelley728 is correct, the aircraft never flew again after the hijacking, as some of the frame was considerably damaged with machine gun fire during the french special forces rescue attempt. The a/c was written off immediately following this incident.

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

It was indeed written off, as far as I know due to substantial bullet damage to the cockpit. It was quite old after all.
Daniel


User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

If this A300 was damaged "beyond reasonable economic repair" in Algeria, how was it transferred back to Marseilles? Was it broken up and shipped, or somehow flown back?

User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

Britt,

the highjacking ended in Marseilles. To my knowledge, the aircraft hasn´t moved since.

Daniel


User currently offlineLamyl_hhlco From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 621 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

that's write...and I have the whole secret information about this highjack! i've been in algiers at that time

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