Event Details

Title:Ground collision, Collision between KLM Boeing 747 PH-BUF and Pan Am boeing 747, N737PA at Los Rodeos (Tenerife Norte) on March 27, 1977 (Recommended)
Micro summary:A Boeing 747 collided with another Boeing 747 on its takeoff roll, destroying both airplanes.
Event Time:1977-03-27 at 0900 UTC
File Name:1977-03-27-A-ES.pdf
File Name:1977-03-27-B-ES.pdf
File Name:1977-03-27-C-ES.pdf
Publishing Agency:Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Commission (CIAIAC)
Publishing Country:Spain
Report number:Unknown
Site of event:Los Rodeos runway
Latitude/Longitude:N2828'30" W1619'50"
First AirplaneSecond Airplane
Departure:Tenerife Norte, Los Rodeos, Canary Islands, SpainTenerife Norte, Los Rodeos, Canary Islands, Spain
Destination:Schiphol, Amsterdam, NetherlandsGran Canaria, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
Airplane Type(s):Boeing 747-206BBoeing 747-121
Flight Phase:TakeoffTaxi
Operator(s):KLM Royal Dutch AirlinesPan American World Airways
Type of flight:CharterRevenue
Serious Injuries:061
Other Injuries:00
Executive Summary:Following a miscommunication with tower, in very poor visibility and in a congested airport ground environment, a KLM 747 began its takeoff roll while a Pan Am 747 was taxiing on the runway. The KLM attempted an evasive maneuver, but was destroyed along with all occupants. The Pan Am had significant casualties.

Learning Keywords:Operations - Airspace - Air Traffic Control
Operations - Crew Resource Management
Operations - Language
Operations - Runway Collision
Operations - Ground Collision
Consequence - Hull Loss
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