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Tenerife Norte/Los Rodeos

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GCXO
Airport
ICAO: GCXO
Summary
Name Tenerife Norte/Los Rodeos
Region Europe
Territory Canary Islands ES.gif
Location Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Serving
Coordinates 28° 28' 57.7128", -16° 20' 30.9631"
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
12/30 3400 m11,154.856 ft 45 m147.638 ft ASP no/no
METAR
Observation GCXO 260330Z AUTO 17007KT 130V200 9999 NCD 28/M00 Q1019
Station Tenerife / Los Rodeos
Date/Time 26 July 2016 03:30:00
Wind direction 170°
Wind speed 07 kts
Lowest cloud amount no clouds detected
Temperature 28°C
Dew point
Humidity 16%
QNH 1019 hPa
Weather condition n/a

WX
Tag(s) Fog

Tenerife Norte Airport

ICAO: GCXO IATA: TFN

Description

Airport serving the island of Tenerife. The main airport on the island is now Tenerife Sur/Reina Sofia.

Climatology

Dry-summer subtropical ”Mediterranean" climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) - characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. During the summer, subtropical high pressure cells dominate, making rainfall unlikely except for the occasional thunderstorm. In the winter, periodic storms bring rain (snow at higher elevations).

Because of its elevation, GCXO is prone to fog.

Maps

Terrain

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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of GCXO

  • B742 / B741, Los Rodeos Tenerife, 1977 (On 27 March 1977, a KLM B747-200 commenced its daylight take off at Los Rodeos airport, Tenerife in very poor visibility, recorded as 300 metres three minutes earlier, after receiving only a departure clearance and continuing the take off roll even after ATC advised "standby for take off". Collision with a Pan American Airways Boeing 747-100 which was taxiing on the runway in accordance with its ATC clearance issued on the same radio frequency. All 248 people on board the KLM aircraft died and only 61 of the 396 people on board the Pan American aircraft survived.)