I think one of the reasons that there might be no memorials at TFN
, or perhaps any other airport where there have been fatal crashes is the same reason why airliners that have been involved in accidents and or damaged are often have their logos painted over.
Let's face it, there are a lot of people that are not all that happy with flying and the last thing they want to see in an airport is a memorial to three air crashes in which many hundreds of people lost their lives.
For example, I don't think I have seen a memorial at heathrow to the people that lost their lives in the trident crash etc. Are there airports that have memorials to accidents?
I heard an interesting story as to why TFN
was constructed where it was, but I am not sure of the authenticity. Something to do with a survey by a non-spanish survey team that left without an official report and only a map with a X marking the spot where TFN
is now located. Of course, the spanish went ahead and built the airport there. It later turned out that the X was marked as the place NOT to build an airport - for the reasons already mentioned in the posts above. I wonder how true this is?