Accident description
Last updated: 24 July 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 15 February 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-329
Operator:Sabena
Registration: OO-SJE
C/n / msn: 17627/133
First flight: 1960
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT4A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 189
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 196
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tenerife-Norte Los Rodeos Airport (TFN) (   Spain) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Brussel-Zaventem Airport (BRU/EBBR), Belgium
Destination airport:Tenerife-Norte Los Rodeos Airport (TFN/GCXO), Spain
Narrative:
The aircraft undershot the runway, causing the nosegear to collapse. A fire erupted destroying the aircraft.

Classification:

Sources:
» Aviation News 17.03.1978


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Distance from Brussel-Zaventem Airport to Tenerife-Norte Los Rodeos Airport as the crow flies is 3019 km (1887 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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