Tenerife: Deadliest Air Accident - Preface

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Get off!
Get off! 
Get off!

First Officer, Pan Am Flight 1736  
March 27, 1977
At first the afternoon was beautiful. Passengers on KLM Flight 4805 and Pan American Flight 1736 were looking forward to their Canary Island vacations. Both Boeing 747s would land at Las Palmas.
But terrorists had planted bombs in the Las Palmas airport. One bomb had already exploded in the passenger terminal. All incoming planes were diverted from Grand Canary Island to nearby Los Rodeos Airport on the north side of the island of Tenerife.
The consequences of this chain of events would be unimaginable - even to the terrorists.
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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5190stories and lessons created

Original Release: Mar 01, 2006

Updated Last Revision: Nov 09, 2016

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