Unfallbericht:The aircraft had been cleared for a runway 30 approach when the approach controller informed the crew that visibility was below minima with clouds 6/8 stratus from 0-30m.
|Datum:||Mittwoch 5 Mai 1965|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 9|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 24 / Insassen: 40|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 30 / Insassen: 49 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Tenerife-Norte Los Rodeos Airport (TFN) (Spanien)
|Flugphase:|| Annäherung (APR)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD/LEMD), Spanien|
|Flug nach:||Tenerife-Norte Los Rodeos Airport (TFN/GCXO), Spanien|
The pilot made a very low run and initiated a go-around and made another approach to land. The crew had to go around again but the aircraft struck a scraper and a tractor located 50m from the runway edge. The Constellation crashed and broke up in farmland.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot-in-command should have proceeded in view of the adverse weather conditions prevailing at the airport, which he should have appreciated during his first fly-past. His partial view of the airport and the glow of lights must have induced him to make a new attempt with the consequences described above."
» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 (100-103)
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Distance from Madrid-Barajas Airport to Tenerife-Norte Los Rodeos Airport as the crow flies is 1760 km (1100 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.