Just to widen the post, what was the name of the tour operator rep who left PH-BUF at Tenerife rather than flying on to LPA and consequently was the only woman who flew to TFN on PH-BUF to escape death. is she still alive?
I read recently that many of the passengers on PH-BUF were families many with young children. That makes that appalling tradgedy even more sad.
SFD (Seconds from Disaster) covered the entire accident using CGI, and the results of what happened were spectaular on a tragic scale. The entire time I recall thinking about how many different opportunities both aircraft had to avoid a collision before time ran out and the KLM Capt. spooled up power.
It only takes five years to go from rumor to standard operating procedure.