The Deadliest Plane Crash

Links & Books


Project Tenerife
This memorial Web site offers articles on the Tenerife crash, photos of the flight crews and the crash site, downloadable files of official Spanish and Dutch reports, and an online forum for discussing topics related to the disaster.

National Transportation Safety Board: Aviation
The National Transportation Safety Board oversees aviation, highway, rail, marine, and pipeline transportation safety across the U.S. On its Web site, find accident data, reports from official investigations, and other resources.

Aviation Safety Network
The Aviation Safety Network provides an extensive database of over 12,200 airliner, military transport, and corporate aircraft accidents since 1943. Visitors to its Web site will also find crash site photos, airline safety information, accident statistics, and more.

The Human Factors Research and Engineering Group
On this Web site from the Federal Aviation Administration, learn about human factors that might lead to aircraft accidents, read annual government reports, and find links to other online resources.

In the Cockpit
Take an insider's look at some of the current issues in commercial aviation through the Web site of the Air Line Pilots Association.


Fatal Words: Communication Clashes and Aircraft Crashes
by Steven Cushing. University of Chicago Press, 1997.

MAYDAY: Accident Reports and Voice Transcripts from Airline Crash Investigations
by Marion F. Sturkey. Heritage Press International, 2001.

Air Accident Investigation
by David Owen. Haynes Publications, 2002.

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