What happened with the depleted uranium counterweights of the two
Boeings 747 on Sunday 27 March 1977 at  Tenerife airport?
( 582 people were killed when a KLM Boeing 747, attempting to take off, crashed
into a Pan Am 747 on the Canary Island of Tenerife )
KLM           Boeing 747       with 1500 kg DU  flight KL 4805
PanAm         Boeing 747       with 1500 kg DU 

DU is completely burned in the high temperature fire?

The DU remains are secretely taken away and buried together with the victims somewhere?

DU - involved crashes in the world

The Tenerife Airplane Collision 27 March 1977

Visie Foundation
Federal Aviation Administration Circular 1984
Estimate of radiation dose from a depleted uranium oxide particle


                       Neither the Federal Aviation Administration nor the major aircraft manufacturers publish information about which planes
                       and helicopters contain DU components. As one industry insider told the Journal, "No one brags about DU."

                       The Starmet Corp. website, however, states that "wide-body aircraft such as the Boeing 747, Lockheed L-1011,
                       McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and Lockheed military C-130 all require the use of counter-balance weights for proper flight

                       DU weights have been installed on more than 1,600 jumbo jets operated by all major world airlines, including: TWA,
                       United, Delta, Continental, Pan Am, Northwest, American, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Air France, Alitalia, BOAC, British
                       Airways, Qantas, Air China, SAS and Swissair.

                       Since Boeing 747s were first deployed in 1968, 27 of the superjets have crashed. Several of these accidents, may have
                       left crashsites contaminated with dangerous residues of incinerated DU.

                       The danger may have begun as early as 1974, when a Lufthansa jet crashed and burned at take-off in Nairobi, Kenya.

                       In 1977, two 747s burned in a horrendous landingstrip collision on the Spanish island of Tenerife. The Pan Am airliner
                       blown out of the skies by a terrorist bomb over Scotland in 1988 may also have rained DU on the residents of

                       Between 1991 and 1993, three 747s crashed after pylon-mounted engines fell off. One was the jet that crashed into
                       Biljmer. The other incidents included a China Airlines jet that crashed in Wanli, Taiwan and a Japan Airlines jet that
                       crashed in Anchorage.

                       On December 20, 1995, a Tower Air 747 crashed at JFK International. On July 17, 1996 a TWA 747 crashed shortly
                       after take-off in New York. In 1997, a Korean Air Lines 747 crashed in Guam.

                       Between 1980 and 1997, two DU-equipped Lockheed L-1011s have crashed - in the Arabian Gulf and Malaga, Spain. In
                       the same period, seven DC-10s have gone down - in Spain, Libya, Portugal, New York, Dallas, Boston and Iowa.

                       The airline industry, aware of the "stigma" of DU, has been quietly replacing the aging radioactive counterweights with
                       equally dense but more expensive tungsten.

                       In light of the Journal's findings about the health hazards of on-board DU, the Environmental Protection Agency would
                       be well advised to revisit all past 747 crashsites and test both the crashsite environment and the local residents for
                       possible DU contamination.

                       Epidemiological studies of the neighborhoods surrounding crashsites would also be advisable. - GS

                      Federal Aviation Administration Circular 1984