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|Name||Tenerife Norte/Los Rodeos|
|Location||Santa Cruz de Tenerife|
633.069580 m2,077 ft
|Coordinates||28° 28' 58" N, 16° 20' 31" W|
| All Airports
|GCFV, GCGM, GCHI, GCLA, GCLP, GCRR, GCTS, GCXO|
|Station||Tenerife / Los Rodeos|
|Date/Time||16 September 2014 07:00:00|
|Wind speed||02 kts|
|Weather condition||in vicinity: fog|
Tenerife Norte Airport
ICAO: GCXO IATA: TFN
Airport serving the island of Tenerife. The main airport on the island is now GCTS.
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.
Flight Safety Considerations
- Fog, is effectively surface cloud and has a significant impact on the conduct of flying operations particularly landing and take-off.
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.)