Re: Huge capacity aircraft and accidents

From: (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> (Stephen J. Okay) writes:
>In article <airliners.1993.607@ohare.Chicago.COM> (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?)

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

Mihir Shah