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Dan-Air Flight 1008

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Location type: Event
Location address: España, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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Dan-Air Flight 1008 was a fatal accident involving a Boeing 727-46 jet aircraft operated by Dan Air Services Limited on a non-scheduled international passenger service from Manchester to Tenerife. The crash, which occurred on 25 April 1980 in a forest on Tenerife’s mount La Esperanza while the aircraft’s flight deck crew wrongly executed an unpublished holding pattern in an area of very high ground, resulted in the aircraft’s destruction and the deaths of all 146 on board (138 passengers and eight crew). Flight 1008 also marked the greatest loss of life in an air disaster involving a British-registered aircraft, as well as Dan-Air’s second major accident in 10 years and the worst accident killing fare-paying passengers in the airline’s entire history.

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