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Tenerife Norte/Los Rodeos
|Name||Tenerife Norte/Los Rodeos|
|Location||Santa Cruz de Tenerife|
|Coordinates||28° 28' 57.7128", -16° 20' 30.9631"|
|Station||Tenerife / Los Rodeos|
|Date/Time||24 March 2017 03:30:00|
|Wind speed||10 kts|
|Lowest cloud amount||broken clouds|
Tenerife Norte Airport
ICAO: GCXO IATA: TFN
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.
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.)