The Tenerife Airport Disaster occurred on March 27, 1977, and remains, to this day, the deadliest accident in aviation history. The accident took place at the Los Rodeos Airport on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Oddly enough, the accident would not have happened if it were not for an act of terrorism that happened on another island, earlier in the day, but the disaster was not part of the attack. The Tenerife Airport Disaster was simply a horrible accident that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of tourists, who were just looking for a good time in a sunny paradise.
The canary islands were originally inhabited by an unknown aboriginal group, probably from North Africa.It was in the 15th century that they were discovered by Frenchman Bethencourt. Some popular Canary Islands destinations to check out are: Fuerteventura, Gomera, Grand Canary, Lanzarote and Tenerife.
The handle is designed not only into a shape that is readily fitted to any hand, but is sculpted into a glorious beauty that would make any artist jealous. It has caramel and blue toned mammoth molar inlays on each side that not only do not detract from the splendor of the steel, but rather add an intricate complementary effect.
Mt. Pelee on Martinique is one of several active volcanoes in the Lesser Antilles arc. The 1902 eruption of Mt. Pelee is one of the largest on record. It is possible that volcanic debris from future eruptions could crash into the ocean and start a localized tsunami.
So far this year more than 22,000 of the would-be migrants have been intercepted and sent back. The number is five times more than the total number of intercepts in the year 2005. Authorities have also recovered more than 500 bodies of people in waters, who failed to survive the dangerous journey.
The Sociedad Protectora de Animales or SARA is located at Ctra. Tahiche S. Bartolme s/n E-35509 Tahiche, TeguiseLanzarote Apto de Correos 566. Check the map on their Facebook page.
In the end, Captain Jacob van Zanten was found responsible for the crash. However, there were a number of factors that contributed to the crash, which were out of his control. For example, both 747s transmitted a radio message at the same time, effectively canceling each other out. Also, he believed that he had clearance for take off because traffic control used the term OK and didn't clarify what they were saying OK to. Since that time, standards for radio terminology have changed and thankfully an accident this deadly has not occurred since.