The Tenerife Air Disaster - Part 1 - Air Crash Disasters

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The Tenerife Air Disaster - Part 1 - Air Crash Disasters 4.5
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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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3:08 He wasn’t the only surviving officer. He was just the only one still alive when this was filmed. Captain Victor Grubbs died in 1995, and Flight Engineer George Warns died in 1991

Author — CrazyNirvanaFanatic MahBoi

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1:35 "Hydraulic failure causes an engine to be torn away from the body of the plane"
if i remember well, it was a failure of one of the screws that hold the engine in place, cause it to be torn away from the wing and then causing hydraulic failure and loss of lift on the left wing because of damage ! 1:57 and that was Zulu, an 767 !

Author — Tiago Goncalves

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My great Aunt and Uncle were also on the flight. RIP!

Author — Steve Simmons

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also hydraulic failure on that DC-10 was FROM the engine coming off... not the cause of it coming off

Author — Bryan Carey

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"Get there-itis" will get you every time.

Author — llarzelere

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"When a hydraulic failure causes the engine to be torn from the plane" (about 2 mins in). This is backward! The engine breaking away from the plane damaged the hydraulics.

Author — LaKraven Studios

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No, the crash of the DC 10 at O'Hare was caused by the failure of the left engine and pylon separating from the wing during take off role ; the loss of hydrolics came after the engine came off the wing.

Author — 720069mf

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@rock3tcat=lost in his own little fantasy world! Poor thing.

Author — Odin

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@Joss2012
uhhh, a number of those "coincidences" were DIRECTLY caused by the preceeding event, and the stuff with the radio is a fact of the way radio transmision works.

Author — alphamone

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this is kind of weird, but all these plane crash videos make me feel more excited to fly.

Author — Greys

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Lelz. Would you like to volunteer to be on that flight?

Author — vissey

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1:17 is from a different plane, NOT a 747-100 or -200... :S

Author — MORRIS153

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UMMM
update the details for the Video

Author — thesolimanz

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Re: the '79 crash in Chicago: it wasn't hydraulic failure that caused the engine to be torn away from the body of the plane. It was inappropriate remounting of the engine to the wing that caused the engine to give way, and damage the hydraulics...

Author — Jonathan Heid

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@Gaua1
This show was made in the US (I think, I havent seen this particular documentary series), and most shows made there don't realy care about the differances between European Spanish and Latin American Spanish (In terms of language, culture and people). Mostly because there are way more latin american spanish people than european spanish people in the US.

Author — alphamone

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@michaeljehn Even more tacky is that many of the photographs used are from the Nairobi Lufthansa 747 crash, not Tenerife. It really makes me angry that programme makers continue to make these stupid errors, instead of doing a little bit of research.

Author — tjfSIM

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I hate it when in like 10 mins they repet the same thing like 12 times

Author — LordPig

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Do major arlines and jumbo jets still fly to tenerife? I only see things like eayjet 737s and charter flights

Author — The6thSimpson

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The picture at 2:44 is often used in documentaries about this accident. Unfortunately, it is a photo of a Lufthansa 747 that crashed in Nairobi in 1974

Author — theknightlynews

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How do they collide on the ground? The intro is like a trailer for a film

Author — Jason Sweet