Posts Tagged ‘Tenerife Disaster’

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The Evolution of Airline Crew Resource Management

Posted December 1, 2014 by Jean Denis Marcellin

Human error has been cited as a contributing factor in over 70% of aviation accidents. The evolution of Crew Resource Management over the past 35 years has helped to greatly reduce the number of major airline accidents.

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Computer rendering of the KLM and Pan Am 747s colliding at Tenerife.

WE GAAN: The Horror and Absurdity of History’s Worst Plane Crash

Posted March 27, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Like most other aviation calamities, the 583 people killed in 1977 when a KLM 747 struck a Pan Am 747 at Tenerife resulted not from a single error or failure, but from a chain of improbable errors and failures, together with a stroke or two of really bad luck.

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A Eurofighter Typhoon in flight.
On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: March 27th

Posted March 27, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

The Tenerife disaster takes place, the Eurofighter Typhoon makes its first flight, Concorde flights to Miami begin, and more…

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