March 27, 1977. At 2:00 in the afternoon, a thick fog rolled into the usually quiet Los Rodeos Airport in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. On the runway sat two fully loaded jumbo airliners, blanketed in fog. An explosion at a nearby airport had redirected air traffic to the undermanned airfield at Tenerife.
Within three hours two Boeing 747s would collid on the ground of Los Rodeos Airport and 583 people would be dead in the deadliest accident in aviation history.
Episode Length: 01:30:00