Air Algerie Flight 6289

Air Algerie Flight 6289Thursday March 6, 2003
The starboard engine caught fire and failed while the plane was attempting to take off. The aircraft continued about 2,000 ft. past the end of the runway and crashed. The accident was caused by the loss of an engine during a critical phase of flight, the non-retraction of the landing gear after the engine failure, and the Captain, the pilot not flying, taking over control of the airplane before having clearly identified the problem.

Crash Details

DateThursday March 6, 2003
LocationTamanrasset, Algeria
Passengers97
Crew6
Fatalities102
Survivors1
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-737-2T4
OperatorAir Algerie
Registration7T-VEZ
Flight OriginTamanrasset
Flight Destination Algiers
Tamanrasset, Algeria
Air Algerie
Boeing B-737-2T4
2003