Aviation Photo #0490489 Boeing 747-206B - KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines

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March 27th 1977: One of the darkest days in aviation, when this KLM 747 collided with a Pan Am 747 on the runway at Tenerife. 583 people lost their lives in what is still the world's worst aviation disaster
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    Peter de Groot
    KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
    Boeing 747-206B
    Boeing 747-200 (C-25/E-4)
    Boeing 747-200 (C-25/E-4)
    Boeing
    20400
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    PH-BUF
    Amsterdam - Schiphol
    Netherlands
    1972
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Photo Added: January 16, 2004

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Anonymous
11 years ago
No words need it
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nice photo... 5*

no there are no wingtips (:
Anonymous
6 years ago
Historical.sad what happened in 77.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Apart from the very tragic fate of this particular aircraft, this is just a very beautiful picture. It emphasizes the elegant lines of the classic 747 very well. And look at the shiny engine cowlings! Interesting to see these early P&W JT9D engines, as KLM's later 747's all had GE CF6 engines. Last but not least, check out the sky which is, for some reason, typically Dutch!
Anonymous
2 years ago
The darkest plane on the airliner.net PH-BUF. I Cannot belive how one of the "Worlds Most Modern Airliners Of It's Time" hit another 747 on the same runway.
Normal 747-200s have 10 windows each side on upper deck but the older ones have 3 on each side on supper deck in case you are confused.
Anonymous
1 year ago
March 27, 1977 was particularly the saddest, darkest day in aviation industry. This B-747 was-and will be remembered- as the jet that caused the world`s worst aviation disaster of all time at Los Rodeos, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. PH-BUF is seen in its full glory, 5 years before its tragic fate.

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