9:00PM, Thursday 26 Apr
Crash of the Century
March 27, 1977 – At two o'clock in the afternoon, a thick fog rolled into the usually quiet Los Rodeos Airport in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. On the runway sat two fully-loaded jumbo airliners, blanketed in fog. A bomb explosion at a nearby airport had redirected air traffic to the undermanned airfield at Tenerife. Within three hours 583 people would be dead. The planes involved, a KLM 747 and a Pam Am 747, never left the ground. It was...