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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 271630Z 29016KT 9999 3000NW PRFG FEW000 SCT005 22/19 Q1019 NOSIG
Station Tenerife / Los Rodeos
Date/Time 27 August 2016 16:30:00
Wind direction 290°
Wind speed 16 kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature 22°C
Dew point 19°C
Humidity 83%
QNH 1019 hPa
Weather condition partial fog

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 (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.)