March 27, 2013

Crash

the actual crash in progress


So many things had to go wrong on March 27, 1977 for the Tenerife Disaster to occur, and all those things did go wrong. Two Boeing 747 Airliners crashed in Spain, killing 583 people. This was second only to the events of 9/11 as the worst airline fatality disaster in history.

This YouTube report is not a lot of blood and gore if that's what you're looking for, although I'm sure you can find such stuff. This is more about how it happened, how it could have been prevented....and whose fault it was. Fascinating and horrifying.