Air France Flight 8969

Air France Flight 8969 was an Air France flight that was hijacked on 24 December 1994 by the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) at Algiers, where they killed three passengers, with the intention to blow up the plane over the Eiffel Tower in Paris. When the aircraft reached Marseille, the GIGN, an intervention group of the French Gendarmerie, stormed the plane and killed all four hijackers. The GIA's plan appeared to foreshadow the September 11 attacks. Thomas Sancton of TIME magazine described the event as "one of the most successful anti-terrorist operations in history."

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Air France Flight 8969 - Dramatization
... Hijacked from the Mayday television series (also known as Air Emergency or Air Crash Investigation - The episode was broadcasted under the name "The Killing ... Bernard Dhellemme, the captain of Flight 8969, agreed to make his first ever television interview for Mayday as long as he appeared under silhouette he requested this as he felt the ... who was the head of the GIGN counter-terrorist unit assigned to the flight, also requested to keep his face obscured as members of the public ...

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