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Thursday, November 05, 2015

Author details surviving Tenerife aviation disaster in 1977

Alexander was a passenger on Pan Am flight 1477, one of two Boeing 747 jumbo jets that collided on the island of Tenerife in March 1977, killing more than 583 passengers and crew. It was the worst aviation disaster in history. He has written a book, "Never Wait for the Fire Truck," which recounts the details of the tragedy and how it led to reforms in commercial air travel.

Alameda: Author details surviving Tenerife aviation disaster in 1977

Unlike so many journalists writing about the resorts, Pamela has not only actually been to Tenerife, she lived on the island for 16 years, for the majority of that time in a rural valley immersed in the local culture in a way that few outsiders have been privileged to do and gaining a wealth of knowledge about the island, its people, their customs, fiestas and celebrations that she is now able to share via this site. Fluent in Spanish, she also translated and reported for the various English-language newspapers.

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