Tenerife Cockpit Voice Recorder


1701:57.0

PanAm Radio(c/p)Tenerife the Clipper one seven three six.

(1702:00.2)1702:01.8

TENERIFE TOWERClipper one seven three six Tenerife.

1702:03.6

PanAm Radio(c/p)Ah- We were instructed to contact you and also to taxi down the runway, is that correct? 

(1702:07.4)1702:08.4

TENERIFE TOWERAffirmative, taxi into the runway and -ah leave the runway third, third to your left, (background conversation in the tower).

1702:16.4

PanAm Radio(c/p)Third to the left, O.K. 

(17:02.18.3)1702:18.4

PanAm FLT ENGRThird he said.CAM-?Three.

1702:20.6

TENERIFE TOWER-ird one to your left.

1702:21.9

PanAm CAPTAINI think he said first.

1702:26.4

PanAm CO-PILOTI’ll ask him again.CAM-?* * *

1702:32.2

PanAm CO-PILOTLeft turn.

1702:33.1

PanAm CAPTAINI don’t think they have take-off minimums anywhere right now.

1702:39.2

PanAm CAPTAINWhat really happened over there today?

1702:41.6

CAM-4They put a bomb (in) the terminal, Sir, right where the check-in counters are.

1702:46.6

PanAm CAPTAINWell we asked them if we could hold and -uh- I guess you got the word, we landed here **CAM-?* * *

1702:49.8

TENERIFE TOWERKLM four eight zero five how many taxiway -ah- did you pass?

1702:55.6

KLM (Radio)I think we just passed charlie four now.

1702:59.9

TENERIFE TOWERO.K. … at the end of the runway make one eighty and report -ah- ready -ah- for ATC clearance (background conversation in the tower).

1703:09.3

PanAm CO-PILOTThe first one is a ninety degree turn.

1703:11.0

PanAm CAPTAINYeah, O.K.

1703:12.1

PanAm CO-PILOTMust be the third … I’ll ask him again.

1703:14.2

PanAm CAPTAINO.K.

1703:16.6

PanAm CAPTAINWe could probably go in it’s ah …

1703:19.1

PanAm CAPTAINYou gotta make a ninety degree turn.

1703:21.6

PanAm CAPTAINYeah, uh.

1703:21.6

PanAm CO-PILOT

Ninety degree turn to get around this … this one down here it’s a forty five. 

1703:29.3

PanAm Radio(c/p)Would you confirm that you want the clipper one seven three six to turn left at the third intersection? 

(1703:35.4).1703:35.1

PanAm CAPTAINOne, two.

1703:36.4

TENERIFE TOWERThe third one, sir, one; two, three, third, third one 

(1703:38.3)..1703:38.3

CAM-?One two (four).

1703:39.0

PanAm CAPTAINGood.

1703:40.1

PanAm CAPTAINThat’s what we need right, the third one.

1703:42.9

PanAm FLT ENGRUno, dos, tres.

1703:44.0

PanAm CAPTAINUno, dos, tres.

1703:44.9

PanAm FLT ENGRTres – uh – si.

1703:46.5

PanAm CAPTAINRight.

1703:47.6

PanAm FLT ENGRWe’ll make it yet.

1703:47.6

TENERIFE TOWER…er seven one three six report leaving the runway.

1703:49.1

PanAm CO-PILOTWing flaps?

1703:50.2

PanAm CAPTAINTen, indicate ten, leading edge lights are green.

1703:54.1

CAM-?Get that.

1703:55.0

PanAm Radio(c/p)Clipper one seven three six 

(1703:56.4)1703:56.5

PanAm CO-PILOTYaw damp and instrument?

1703:58.6

PanAm CAPTAINAh- Bob we’ll get a left one 

*1703:59.3

PanAm CO-PILOTI got a left.

1704:00.6

PanAm CAPTAINDid you?

1704.00.9

PanAm CO-PILOTAnd -ah- need a right.

1704:02.6

PanAm CAPTAINI’ll give you a little 

*1704:03.8

PanAm CO-PILOTPut a little aileron in this thing.

1704:05.0

PanAm CAPTAINO.K., here’s a left and I’ll give you a right one right here.

1704:09.7

PanAm CAPTAINO.K. right turn right and left yaw.

1704:11.4

PanAm CO-PILOTLeft yaw checks.

1704:12.4

PanAm CAPTAINO.K., here’s the rudders.

1704:13.6

PanAm CAPTAINHere’s two left, centre, two right centre.

1704:17.8

PanAm CO-PILOTChecks.

1704:19.2

PanAm CO-PILOTControls.

1704:19.6

PanAm CAPTAINHaven’t seen any yet!

1704:20.3

PanAm CO-PILOTI haven’t either.

1704:21.7

PanAm CAPTAINThey’re free, the indicators are checked.

1704:24.6

PanAm CO-PILOTThere’s one.

1704:25.8

PanAm CAPTAINThere’s one.

1704:26.4

PanAm CAPTAINThat’s the ninety degree. 

1704:28.5

CAM-?O.K.

1704:34.5

CAM-?***PanAm CO-PILOTWeight and balance finals?

1704:37.7

CAM(Sounds similar to stabilizer trim).

(1704:44.8)1704:37.2

PanAm CAPTAINWe were gonna put that on four and a half

1704:39.8

PanAm FLT ENGRWe got four and a half and we weigh five thirty four (sound of stabilizer trim).

1704:44.6

PanAm CO-PILOTFour and a half on the right.

1704:46.8

PanAm CO-PILOTEngineer’s taxi check.

1704:48.4

PanAm FLT ENGRTaxi check is complete.

1704:50.5

PanAm CO-PILOTTake-off and departure briefing?

1704:52.1

PanAm CAPTAINO.K., it’ll be standard, we gonna go straight out there till we get thirty five hundred feet then we’re gonna make that reversal and go back’ out to * fourteen.

1704:58.2

TENERIFE TOWER-m eight seven zero five and clipper one seven … three six, for your information, the centre line lighting is out of service. (TENERIFE TOWER transmission is readable but slightly broken.)

1705:05.8

KLM (Radio)I copied that.

1705:07.7

PanAm Radio(c/p)Clipper one seven three six.

1705:09.6

PanAm CAPTAINWe got centre line markings (* only) (could be "don’t we) they count the same thing as … we need eight hundred metres if you don’t have that centre line… I read that on the back (of this) just a while ago.

1705:22.0

PanAm CAPTAINThat’s two.

1705:23.5

PanAm FLT ENGRYeh, that’s forty-five there.

1705:25.7

PanAm CAPTAINYeh.

1705:26.5

PanAm CO-PILOTThat’s this one right here.

1705:27.2

PanAm CAPTAIN(Yeh) I know.

1705:28.1

PanAm FLT ENGRO.K.

1705:28.5

PanAm FLT ENGRNext one is almost a forty-five, huh yeh.

1705:30.6

PanAm CAPTAINBut it goes…

1705:32.4

PanAm CAPTAINYeh, but it goes … ahead, I think (it’s) gonna put us on (the) taxiway.

1705:35.9

PanAm FLT ENGRYeah, just a little bit yeh.

1705:39.8

CAM-?O.K., for sure.

1705:40.0

PanAm CO-PILOTMaybe he, maybe he counts these (are) three.CAM-?Huh.

1705:44.8

CAM-?I like this.

1705:44.8

KLM (Radio)Uh, the KLM … four eight zero five is now ready for take-off … uh and we’re waiting for our ATC clearance.

1705:53.4

TENERIFE TOWERKLM eight seven * zero five uh you are cleared to the Papa Beacon climb to and maintain flight level nine zero right turn after take-off proceed with heading zero four zero until intercepting the three two five radial from Las Palmas VOR. 

(1706:08.2)1706:09.6KLM (Radio)

Ah roger, sir, we’re cleared to the Papa Beacon flight level nine zero, right turn out zero four zero until intercepting the three two five and we’re now (at take-off). 

(1706:17.9)1706:13.0

KLM CAPTAINWe gaan. (We’re going)

1706:18.19

TENERIFE TOWEROK.

1706:19.3

PanAm Radio(c/p)No .. eh.

1706:20.08

TENERIFE TOWERStand by for take-off, I will call you.

1706:20.3

PanAm Radio(c/p)And we’re still taxiing down the runway, the clipper one seven three six.

1706:19.39-  1706:23.19 

RDO and TENERIFE TOWER communications caused a shrill noise in KLM cockpit – messages not heard by KLM crew.

1706:25.6

TENERIFE TOWERRoger alpha one seven three six report when runway clear

1706:29.6

PanAm Radio(c/p)OK, we’ll report when we’re clear.

TENERIFE TOWERThank you

1706:32.43

KLM FLT ENGRIs hij er niet af dan? {Is he not clear then?}

1706:34.1

KLM CAPTAINWat zeg je? {What do you say?}

1706:34.15

KLM-?Yup.

1706:34.7

KLM FLT ENGRIs hij er niet af, die Pan American? {Is he not clear that Pan American?}

1706:35.7

KLM CAPTAINJawel. {Oh yes. – emphatic}

1706:40.0

PanAm captain sees landing lights of KLM Boeing at approx. 700m

1706:44.0

PH-BUF started rotation

1706:47.44

KLM CAPTAIN[Scream]1706:50.0collision

 

Source: ICAO Circular 153-AN/56 (p.22-68)