Iberia Airlines Flight 401
was a routine flight from Madrid International Airport
in Spain to Los Rodeos Airport
. There was heavy fog at around 21:17 (9:17 p.m.) local time. As the plane came in on final approach, fog started to settle in and blocked view of the runway. He got a view of the beginning of the runway, but not the rest of the runway
and decided to go around at about 1,000 ft. As he applied full power, the aircraft struck a tractor about 50 meters from the runway
centerline. The plane was damaged and could not gain altitude, the plane crashed in the Los Rodeos
gorge beside the runway. Not diverting to Las Palmas
is to blame.