jumbo jets collided on a runway at Los Rodeos airport, Tenerife, in the Canary
Islands. At least 560 people died. It happened in dense fog when both airliners
were taxi-ing for take off.
crash was between a Boeing 747 (from KLM the Dutch carrier) traveling from Schipol
airport, Amsterdam, and a Pan American 747 traveling from Los Angeles to Las Palmas.
those on board the Dutch plane died. There were 60 survivors on the Pan-Am plane..
plane had been due to land at Tenerife, but had been diverted after a terrorist
bomb exploded in the departure lounge of Las Palmas airport on nearby Gran Canaria