- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: March 06, 2003
Time: 15:45
Location: Tamanrasset, Algeria
Operator: Air Algerie
Flight #: 6289
Route: Tamanrasset - Algiers
AC Type: Boeing B-737-2T4
Registration: 7T-VEZ
cn / ln: 22700/885
Aboard: 103   (passengers:97  crew:6)
Fatalities: 102   (passengers:96  crew:6)
Ground: 0
Summary: 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.
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