Re: Info needed ??!!

Date:         01 Feb 99 02:37:34 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>Saw this program sometime back about worst airline crashes ever.

>This is about a KLM jet on takeoff crashing into a BA or TWA ( i don't
>remember ) jet which was taxiing to the other end of the runway because
>inavailability of taxiways or something - killing some hundreds of
>people.

That would be a PA (as in Pan American) 747 which was taxing; the KLM
aircraft was also a 747.  The accident occured on March 27, 1977 at
Tenerife in the Canary Islands, killing 583 people in total.

All 234 passengers and 14 crew aboard KL 4805 (a 747-206B registered
PH-BUF and named "The Rhine") were killed.

Of 380 passengers and 16 crew aboard PA 1736 (a 747-121 registered
N736PA and named "Clipper Victor"), 326 pax and 9 crew were killed.

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