posted on May, 15 2003 @ 07:41 PM
Then there is the true but incredable story about the guy who almost alone survived a crash where one jumbo hit another on a runway slicing the top
off the grounded jumbo and killing all the people.
He got out without a scratch with only an injured ankle when he jumped off the wing. All the people around him burst into flame after being covered in
He said he was sitting in his seat when a voice said to him to duck, and then an arm guided him out of the eplane. At the time his family felt they
had to pray for him that his life was in danger.
His pic was in time mag with a story of his survival
here is some info...
Location: Tenerife, Canary Islands
Airline: Pan American World Airways / KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Aircraft: Boeing 747-100 / Boeing 747-200B
Registration: N736PA / PH-BUF
Fatalities/No. Aboard: 583:644
Details: Both aircraft were diverted to Tenerife because of a bombing at Las Palmas Airport. After an extended delay, both planes were instructed to
back track up the runway.
The KLM plane reached its takeoff point while the Pan Am plane was still on the runway. The Pan Am plane continued up the runway missing the taxiway
turnout. There was heavy fog on the runway. The KLM plane began its takeoff roll without permission with the Pan Am plane still on the runway.
The KLM plane hit the Pan Am plane just as it was taking off. Both planes burst into flames. This was the worst death toll in aviation history. KLM
234 + 14 crew, Pan Am 326 + 9 crew killed. The Pan Am aircraft was named Clipper Victor.
[Edited on 16-5-2003 by Netchicken]