Airplane Crash - Tenerife, Canary Islands 04/25/1980

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Tenerife, Canary Islands


Date04/25/1980
Time13:21
LocationTenerife, Canary Islands
OperatorDan Air Services
Flight #1008
RouteManchester - Tenerife
TypeBoeing B-727-64
RegistrationG-BDAN
Cn/In19279/288
Aboard146
Fatalities146
Ground0
SummaryThe plane crashed into a mountain 5,500 ft. high at 300 mph during an approach to Tenerife. The pilot, while in a holding pattern, took the aircraft in an area of high ground not maintaining the correct altitude. Lack of communication between the pilot and co-pilot.

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