Re: Huge capacity aircraft and accidents

From:         mps1@cec1.wustl.edu (Mihir Pramod Shah)
Organization: Washington University, St. Louis MO
Date:         06 Oct 93 03:50:52 PDT
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In article <airliners.1993.615@ohare.Chicago.COM> sokay@cyclone.mitre.org (Stephen J. Okay) writes:
>In article <airliners.1993.607@ohare.Chicago.COM> pypbf@csv.warwick.ac.uk (Mr D M Procida) writes:
>>
>>Would an airline be able to survive a crash that killed 600 of its
>>customers? What sort of insurance prospects would an airline with such
>>aircraft face?
>
>Well, it wasn't exactly 600 dead, but quite a few were killed in the
>Tenerife accident in 197(6?) when 2 747s collided. Both of those 
>airlines are still around I believe.( I forget exactly who they
>were...Lufthansa and somebody else?)
>
>----Steve

I believe the accident involved a KLM and a Pan Am 747.  582 people
were killed in the accident, the biggest death toll in aviation
history.  Oh, and the exact date was March 27, 1977.  Hope this
helps.

Mihir Shah
mps1@cec1.wustl.edu