The Tenerife Air Disaster - Part 2 - Air Crash Disasters

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On March 27th, 1977 the worse disaster in aviation history took place. In an attempt to take off in a thick fog, a 747 collides with another on the runway in Tenerife. The fiery explosion kills 583 people leaving just 70 survivors. By using forensic re-creations and transcripts of the recorded cockpit control tower conversations, this programme investigates exactly what went wrong.

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9:03 the pan am plane is clipper victor not clipper rainbow

Author — Chor Beng Yew

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When you have fog and one runway. You had better be damn sure of where you are. And where he is. The idiot KLM pilot also was NOT cleared for takeoff. His copilot should have said WTF are you doing? They didn't even know the location of the Pan Am plane with certainty.

Author — The Postman

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The fog bank was death coming to claim its victims.

Author — Johnjohn

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2:34- BS. The KLM passengers were allowed into the terminal, but the Pan Am passengers were not, because the terminal was too full. In fact, two children on the KLM flight got lost in the terminal and the KLM waited for them to be found before backtracking down the runway. And at 9:03- Clipper Rainbow! (The accident 747 was called Clipper Victor)

Author — King Bibi

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KLM captain is guilty coz was to arogance. What an idiot

Author — Angela Bullarda

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Ugh how many more times are they gonna show us that cheesy animation at 5:18 ...

Author — vissey

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You know how the Flying Dutchman haunted sailers? It also haunts Pilots too.

Author — SlippPlays

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@STEVEGET It also doesn't seem to be at all well researched.

Author — PassiveSmoking

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this is a terrible documentary, it keeps repeating itself.

Author — STEVEGET

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WTF!! Why would you get more fuel, that YOU DON'T NEED, and cause an additional 35 minutes of wait time, ON TOP OF the initial 2 hour delay??? I'd be pissed off as hell if I was a captain of a plane stuck behind the KLM!! I mean...the 2 hour delay is bad enough!! If he wanted more fuel...why not get the fuel DURING the 2 hour Instead, you're going to make EVERYONE wait an additional 35 minutes, for fuel you didn't need!!! Because of that, AND the fact that he never got clearance to take off, caused this crash! Dumbass!!! Rest in peace to all those poor souls that died on that fateful day at Tenerife.

Author — Billy Reynolds

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The Pan Am was instructed to taxi down the runway behind the KLM. The KLM was to turn around at the end and wait until the Pan Am had exited the runway at the C4 connecting taxiway.

However, because the captain of the KLM wanted to take off ASAP (the crew was going to exceed their maximum allowed flight hours if the plane stayed on the ground for much longer), he started his takeoff roll before the Pan Am crew confirmed that they had cleared the runway, and crashed right into them.


Author — King Bibi

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omg full of mistakes the documentary-.-

Author — uvidmaster

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The Flying Dutchman is on the aft section of every KLM plane. They put the name on the forward section of the aircraft, under the window line, just ahead of the #1 & #2 doors.

Author — Darin Kirschner

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1 2 3 the third one .... He couldn't say C3?

Author — Kato Poon

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I remember hearing about this crash on the news? Horrible. I wonder why that KLM pilot felt it necessary to refuel? And that fog? They should have been way more cautious when it came in? The controllers should have said hold your position! No one move! I blame the KLM pilot for adding unnecessary weight by refueling. And being impatient and taking off without definate clearence which he did not have it. He assumed he had take off permission when he did not! And all those poor people died!

Author — The Postman

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I have known the captain, copilot and purser. Three excellent professionals from the times before when I was their colleague.

Author — annette kiel

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Whats with the boneyard shots at 10:00??

Author — Blatherskite

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They should give klm take off first.. before pan Am taxi in that run away..

Author — Miss Lollipopp

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7:20:-
That's supposed the DC-9 (mentioned by Bragg) in the front?
It looks like a Trident, Yak-40, B727 or something...

Author — Ahmad Munawwir

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That's why he refueled at Tenerife... At that time, it was the most logic thing to do, he couldn't have known then that this decision would have such disastrous consequences.
It's not like he purposely took on extra fuel to cause a big crash.

Author — sarin82