The Pan Am Podcast

Episode 17: Tenerife Airport Disaster Remembrance

March 08, 2022 Pan Am Museum Foundation Season 1 Episode 17
The Pan Am Podcast
Episode 17: Tenerife Airport Disaster Remembrance
Show Notes

We dedicate this episode to all the 583 victims of this tragedy.  They are remembered.

To the family and friends of the victims...our sincerest condolences.

Special Guest: Dorothy Kelly, a Pan Am Flight Attendant who survived the accident, tells her harrowing and heroic story of survival and helping those in need. 

On March 27, 1977 at 5:06 PM local time on the island of Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands off the Moroccan Coast…a KLM 747 attempted to take off without clearance and collided with a Pan Am  747 which was taxiing on the same runway at the direction of air traffic control.

A total of 583 people were killed in the accident making it the worst disaster in aviation history to date.

We remember our Pan Am family members who lost their lives in the line of duty that terrible day:

Francoise Colbert de Beaulieu Greenbaum
Mari Asai
Sachiko Hirano
Christine Ekelund
Miguel Torrech Pere
Marilyn Luker
Carol Thomas
Aysel Sarp Buck
Luisa Garcia Flood

Please visit the International Tenerife Memorial page for more information: https://www.tenerife-memorial.org/en/.