45 Years Since The Tenerife Disaster: What Legacy Has Aviation's Deadliest Accident Left?

It has been 45 since two Boeing 747 passenger airliners collided on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife. As a result of what is still the deadliest crash in aviation history, 583 people lost their lives. Before we get into what has changed regarding how airports and aircraft operate today and what was learned from the crash, let's first take a look and see how events unfolded on that fateful March day.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://simpleflying.com/tenerife-disaster-45-years-legacy/

45 years since this major crash, wow, absolutely incredible that it’s been so long

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Yeah its been a while. And a lot was learned from that unfortunate event.