TIL of the Tenerife Airport Disaster, where a KLM and a Pan-Am flight collided on the runway when about to take off. Post-collision, KLM asked for veteran pilot Veldhuyzen van Zanten to be in their investigation team, only to learn that he was the Captain
Two Boeing 747 airliners collided (CGI rendering pictured) on a foggy runway at Los Rodeos Airport on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, killing 583 people in the worst aircraft accident in aviation history.
The Tenerife crash - March Some 583 people died or were mortally injured after two Boeing 747 jumbo jets collided on a runway at Los Rodeos airport, Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, making this the world's worst civil aviation disaster.
The Tenerife airport disaster occurred on Sunday, March 27, 1977, when two Boeing 747 passenger aircraft collided on the runway of Los Rodeos Airport (now known as Tenerife North Airport) on the Spanish island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands. With a total of 583 fatalities, the crash is the deadliest accident in aviation history.
The Tenerife airport disaster was a fatal runway collision between two Boeing on Sunday, March at Los Rodeos Airport on the Spanish island of Tenerife, The crash killed 583 people, making it the deadliest accident in aviation history.
It is the deadliest single-aircraft accident in history, the deadliest aviation accident to occur on Japanese soil, and the second-deadliest 747 air disaster and deadliest accident behind the 1977 Tenerife airport disaster.