Tenerife

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Tenerife Group 3 Authors: Hainsworth, Albert Haubold, Max Kimball, Garrett Spencer, Matthew
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Overview The accident occurred on March 27, 1977 Two Boeing 747s  Los Rodeos Airport on the island of Tenerife  One Pan American, One Royal Dutch Airlines  (KLM)
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Why there? Both headed for the Gran Canaria International  Airport on Las Palmas A terrorist bomb was detonated at Gran Canaria –  redirected flights This caused problems
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Problems Tenerife was a smaller airport Taxiway had becomes blocked- had to back-taxi KLM decided to refuel- added weight Weather conditions Poor communication
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Collision Planes were about 700 meters apart from each other Pan Am tried to get off the runway by using full  throttle KLM tried to rise up, couldn’t make it in time and  hit the right side of the fuselage
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Havoc The KLM plane destroyed the Pan Am’s fuel tanks, 
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