30 years ago today...
March 28, 2007 11:58 AM   Subscribe

The worst aviation disaster in history took place on the island of Tenerife when a KLM Boeing 747 attempting to take off slammed into a Pan Am Boeing 747 during heavy fog. "A memorial was dedicated at Tenerife airport on March 27, 2007. The 30th anniversary marks the first time that Dutch and American next of kin will join in a ceremony."
posted by drstein (3 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: please don't just link to a wikipedia article - if it's that bad there must be another internet link, no? -- jessamyn

Seconds from Disaster (National Geographic Channel) did a great episode on this. I caught a rerun a month or so ago. It illustrated very well just how many things went wrong to allow this disaster to happen.
posted by rollbiz at 12:13 PM on March 28, 2007

The crazy thing is that people in the bottom plane actually survived.
posted by smackfu at 12:27 PM on March 28, 2007

The worst aviation disaster in history

9/11 doesn't count?
posted by Afroblanco at 12:34 PM on March 28, 2007

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