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How Much Do You Know About The Largest Air Disaster In History?

This week in 1977, the largest air disaster in history happened on Tenerife island. Find out how much you know about the accident with this quiz.

  1. In the Tenerife accident, a KLM 747-200 hit a:
    Question 1 - KLM 747-200 russavia

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    KLM hit a Pan Am 747-100 in the Tenerife air disaster.

    1. Pan Am 707
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    2. Pan Am 737
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    1. Pan Am 727
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    2. Pan Am 747
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  2. What phase of flight was the KLM 747-200 in when it hit the other aircraft?
    Question 2 - KLM Phase of Flight Andrew3000

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    KLM 747 was taking off when it hit the Pan Am 747.

    1. Text - Taxi
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    2. Text - Approach
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    3. Text - Cruise
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    1. Text - Takeoff
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    2. Text - Landing
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    3. Text - Departure
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  3. How many fatalities occurred in the crash?
    Question 3 - Tenerife Fatalities FAA

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    There were 583 fatalities in the Tenerife air disaster.

    1. Text - 257
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    2. Text - 417
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    3. Text - 583
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    1. Text - 601
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    2. Text - 749
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    3. Text - 813
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How Much Do You Know About The Largest Air Disaster In History?

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In the Tenerife air disaster, a KLM 747-200 collided with a Pan Am 747-100. While taking off, the KLM 747 struck the PanAm flight, which was taxiing off the runway. Dense fog prevented the pilots of either aircraft from seeing each other. There were 583 fatalities in the accident, making it the largest air disaster in history.

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