Dan-Air Flight 1008

Dan-Air Flight 1008

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dan-Air Flight 1008 was a Boeing 727-46 (registration G-BDAN) that crashed on the 25 April 1980 while on approach to Tenerife North Airport, Canary Islands, Spain, at the end of a charter flight from Manchester. The aircraft flew into high terrain when it turned the wrong way in a holding pattern. The aircraft was destroyed and all 146 occupants killed.[2] Dan-Air Flight 1008 marked the greatest loss of life in an accident to a British-registered aircraft. Flight 1008 was a charter flight from Manchester Airport, United Kingdom to Tenerife North Airport. The flight was 14 nautical miles (26 km) from VOR/DME beacon 'TFN' when it was cleared onward to radio beacon 'FP' for an approach to Runway 12 after it had reached 'TFN'. Initially at Flight Level 110, Dan-Air 1008 was then cleared to descend to Flight Level 60. The crew reported overhead 'TFN' and was requested to join a non-standard holding pattern over the 'FP' beacon. This holding pattern was not a published procedure and the crew did not have a chart for it, but the instruction was accepted. The aircraft did not pass over 'FP' but flew to the South of the beacon and called entering the hold.
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6133997745
  • 9786133997745