Aviation Photo #1071939 Boeing 747-206B - KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines

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First time at the database wearing KLM's "new" colours. Shot taken 6 months before the tragic accident at Tenerife on March 27th, 1977 when 583 people lost their lives.
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    Vito Cedrini
    KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
    Boeing 747-206B
    Boeing 747-200 (C-25/E-4)
    Boeing 747-200 (C-25/E-4)
    Boeing
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    Amsterdam - Schiphol
    Netherlands
    September 6, 1976
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Comments (8)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Indeed, it is pretty good shot of a doomed airplane. The photographer was very lucky to catch this KLM B-747, six months before this tragic accident with a Pan Am B-747.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a reminder of this old Boeing 747-206B. Sadly, this KLM Jumbo Jet was destroyed during a collision with a Pan Am B-747 on March 27, 1977 at Los Rodeos Airport, Tenerife, Canary Island, during a foggy afternoon. 583 people died in what is still the worst accident in the aviation history.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Historic photography...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Sadly lost the rijn at tenerife.5stars for historical reason.What a waste of lives in 77.this is the downside of big jumbo aircrafts.when 2 A380 would collided there are maybe 1000 lives at stake.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Tragic lost of the dutch pride
Anonymous
4 years ago
Historic photograph of this ill-fated aircraft. RIP to all 583 victims of the tragic march 27, 1977 accident.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Nice photo of this ill-fated aircraft, sadly lost with great loss of lives. Historic photo, thanks for posting.
1   Victoria, Australia
4 months ago
stupid pilot or was it atc

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