View Full Version : Air Algerie B737 off the runway at LYS

The Guvnor
20th Aug 2001, 20:33
Reports coming through that an Air Algerie 737 has overrun at Lyons following an aborted take off. Pax evacuated via slides and runway closed. No injuries.

Hand Solo
20th Aug 2001, 21:24
Isn't this the second Air Algerie 737 to overrun at LYS this year? To lose one 737 is unfortunate, to lose two is careless! :)

21st Aug 2001, 12:47
Anyone got anymore details? i.e. Is it broken?

The Guvnor
21st Aug 2001, 13:00
Described as "front and right gear failures" - not sure if they collapsed or if there was a multiple tyreburst or what...

21st Aug 2001, 14:23
It ain't a 737 chaps.

21st Aug 2001, 15:11
Not a B737 Konkordski......so what is it???
A310/B767/B727 - cant think what else they operate!

[ 21 August 2001: Message edited by: flugpants ]

21st Aug 2001, 15:33
Kokordski. Are you saying it used to be a 737 but now it's a lot of little bits?

Hang on. Just been told it's an A-310.

[ 21 August 2001: Message edited by: Onions ]

21st Aug 2001, 16:39
Onions knows his, er, onions.

The Guvnor
21st Aug 2001, 17:18
Isn't it one of the two ex BCal A310-200s that were sold to Libya in the mid 80s by a company called Cobra, registered in Hong Kong, in breach of sanctions imposed by the UK following the shooting of WPC Yvonne Fletcher?

I believe that they still belong to Libyan Arab - they were leased to Air Algerie as the Colonel realised that in the wake of the Lockerbie sanctions he asn't going anywhere with them! Surprised he hasn't asked for them back, though...

21st Aug 2001, 18:11
Anyway boy's and girls, Is it bust?