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Tenerife Norte/Los Rodeos

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Name Tenerife Norte/Los Rodeos
Region Europe
Territory Canary Islands ES.gif
Location Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Coordinates 28° 28' 57.7128", -16° 20' 30.9631"
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
12/30 3400 m11,154.856 ft 45 m147.638 ft ASP no/no
Observation GCXO 272030Z 19007KT 150V220 CAVOK 29/03 Q1019 NOSIG
Station Tenerife / Los Rodeos
Date/Time 27 July 2017 20:30:00
Wind direction 190°
Wind speed 07 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 29°C
Dew point 3°C
Humidity 18%
QNH 1019 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Fog

Tenerife Norte Airport



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


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.



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of GCXO

  • B742 / B741, Tenerife Canary Islands Spain, 1977 (On 27 March 1977, a KLM Boeing 747-200 began its low visibility take-off at Tenerife without requesting or receiving take-off clearance and a collision with a Boeing 747-100 backtracking the same runway subsequently occurred. Both aircraft were destroyed by the impact and consequential fire and 583 people died. The Investigation attributed the crash primarily to the actions and inactions of the KLM Captain, who was the Operator's Chief Flying Instructor. Safety Recommendations made emphasised the importance of standard phraseology in all normal radio communications and avoidance of the phrase "take-off" in ATC Departure Clearances.)