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A Moment Of Thought DA1008 Lost At TFN 1980  
User currently offlineNG737PSR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 305 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

A moments thought for the sad loss of Dan-AIr B727-46 G-BDAN and the 146 on board at Tenerife this day in 1980 R.I.P

[Edited 2008-04-25 04:31:16]

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User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2410 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3145 times:

Quoting NG737PSR (Thread starter):
A moments thought for the sad loss of Dan-AIr B727-46 G-BDAN and the 146 on board at Tenerife this day in 1980 R.I.P

Wow! Is it really 28 years since that happened? Doesn't seem that long ago!

I knew someone on that flight.


User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4539 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3090 times:

TFN did not have a very good safety record in the 1970s and early 1980s... if I am not mistaken, though, the airport has not had a major crash since the loss of Dan-Air 1008 which was on-approach to the TFN at the time.

None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4578 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3058 times:

they opened TFS as main airport soon after these crashes. A big Spantax crash in 1972 were 155 people were killed because the pilot lost situational control due to dense fog was another accident were the foggy airport in between mountains could be blamed as partial factor.
A good read on this accident is http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19800425-0
I don't know that much about navigation difficulties so I don't fully understand the story, can someone tell why exactly this accident happened; what was the fatal error of the pilots of ATC?

nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineSAAB900 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 492 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2907 times:

If you've ever flown into TFN then u will understand about all the fog and low cloud that affects this airport! It's location half way up a large hillside is not the best place to put an airport! You can land in thick fog/low cloud then pick up a hire car start driving down the main road/motorway towards Santa Cruz and you can drive out of it into bright sunshine! I've flown into here twice and both times the airport was in low cloud!


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