27.03.1977 two-plane collision at Tenerife North Airport, Canary Islands (Spain).
Two Boeing 747s (PanAm and KLM) collided in thick fog on the runway after an unauthorized takeoff by the KLM jet. At this largest aircraft crash in the aerial history (except the attacks on the 11th September), a total of 583 people died.
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On March 27, 1977, Los Rodeos was the scene of the worst airplane crash in history. On that Sunday afternoon, just before 2 p.m., two Boeing 747s touched down at Los Rodeos. One was a KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) flight from Amsterdam. The other a Pan American flight from New York. Both were charter flights.
Twenty-eight years ago, the greatest disaster in airline history killed 538 people
Dan-Air Flight 1008 was a Boeing 727-46 (registration G-BDAN) that crashed on the 25 April 1980 while on approach to Tenerife North Airport, Canary Islands, Spain, at the end of a charter flight from Manchester. The aircraft flew into high terrain when it turned the wrong way in a holding pattern. The aircraft was destroyed and all 146 occupants killed. Dan-Air Flight 1008 marked the greatest l...