Communication Failure Caused Worst ever Runway Collision
Nov04

Communication Failure Caused Worst ever Runway Collision

The Tenerife disaster was the worst-ever runway collision in aviation history. The tragedy occurred when two Boeing 747s collided on the runway at Los Rodeos Airport (now called Tenerife North Airport) on the Spanish island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, on March 27, 1977, killing 583 people. Safety A bomb explosion at Gran Canaria Airport, and the threat of a second bomb, caused many aircraft to be diverted to Tenerife...

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