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Last updated: 16 February 2019
Datum:Sonntag 3 Dezember 1972
Zeit:ca. 06:45
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CV99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-990-30A-5 Coronado
Kennzeichen: EC-BZR
Werknummer: 30-10-25
Baujahr: 1962
Triebwerk: 4 General Electric CJ805-23
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 148 / Insassen: 148
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 155 / Insassen: 155
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Tenerife-Norte Los Rodeos Airport (TFN) (   Spanien)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Tenerife-Norte Los Rodeos Airport (TFN/GCXO), Spanien
Flug nach:München-Riem Airport (MUC/EDDM), Deutschland
Reached a height of approx. 90 m and crashed 15 m to the left and 325 m past the runway.
CAUSE: Loss of control in weather conditions of almost zero visibility.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Tenerife-Norte Los Rodeos Airport to München-Riem Airport as the crow flies is 3226 km (2017 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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.
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