Tenerife airport disaster

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Tenerife airport disaster
KLM Flicht 4805 · Pan Am Flicht 1736
Accident
Date Mairch 27, 1977
Summary Runwey collision
Steid
Los Rodeos Airport
(nou Tenerife-North Airport)
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Tot fatalities 583
Tot injures 61
Tot survivors 61 (aw war on buird Pan Am Flicht 1736)
First aircraft
KLM Boeing 747-200 PH-BUF (7491686916).jpg
PH-BUF, the KLM Boeing 747-206B
involved in the accident
Teep Boeing 747-206B
Name Rijn ("Rhine")
Operator KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Registration PH-BUF
Flicht oreegin Schiphol Airport
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Destination Gran Canaria Airport
Canary Islands, Spain
Passengers 234
Crew 14
Fatalities 248 (aw)
Survivors 0
Seicont aircraft
Boeing 747-121, Pan American World Airways - Pan Am AN1399875.jpg
A Pan Am Boeing 747-121
similar to the one involved
Type Boeing 747–121
Name Clipper Victor
Operator Pan American World Airways
Registration N736PA
Flicht oreegin Los Angeles Int'l Airport
Los Angeles, United States
Stapower John F. Kennedy Int'l Airport
New York Ceety, Unitit States
Destination Gran Canaria Airport
Canary Islands, Spain
Passengers 380
Crew 16
Fatalities 335
(326 passengers, 9 crew)
Injures 61
Survivors 61

On Mairch 27, 1977, twa Boeing 747 passenger jets, KLM Flicht 4805 an Pan Am Flicht 1736, collidit on the runwey at Los Rodeos Airport (now Tenerife North Airport), on the Spaingie island o Tenerife, Canary Islands,[1][2] killin 583 fowk, an makkin it the deidliest accident in aviation history.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "580 killed in history's worst air disaster". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. March 28, 1977. p. 1A. 
  2. "Dutch pilot blamed for air disaster". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. March 29, 1977. p. 1A. 

Coordinates: 28°28′54″N 16°20′18″W / 28.48165°N 16.3384°W / 28.48165; -16.3384