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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 020400Z AUTO VRB01KT 9999 NCD 14/12 Q1017
Station Tenerife / Los Rodeos
Date/Time 02 December 2016 04:00:00
Wind direction °
Wind speed 01 kts
Lowest cloud amount no clouds detected
Temperature 14°C
Dew point 12°C
Humidity 87%
QNH 1017 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, 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.)