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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
12/30 3400 m11,154.856 ft 45 m147.638 ft ASP
METAR
Observation GCXO 290730Z 31010KT 9999 FEW005 BKN007 14/13 Q1020 NOSIG
Station Tenerife / Los Rodeos
Date/Time 29 May 2015 07:30:00
Wind direction 310°
Wind speed 10 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 14°C
Dew point 13°C
Humidity 93%
QNH 1020 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 (RI AGC WX) (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.)