During the years I was the pastor at Christian Life Ministries, I had the
opportunity to hear the testimony of Norman Williams in 1978 and the
terrible airplane crash which he survived at Tenerife that killed 583 people.
There were two Boeing 747’s which collided on a foggy runway in Tenerife, Canary
Islands on March 27, 1977 in the worst aviation accident in history. Norman
Williams told how he survived the fiery cabin and was able to walk down a
burning aisle without being touched by the fire. He was lifted by an angel
through a hole in the fuselage and slid down to the wing. As he stood
precariously on the wing about 15 feet from the ground, fear suddenly gripped
him and he broke his leg when he landed. Norman was able to crawl away from the
wreckage and was picked up by emergency workers.
is one thing to read about a great testimony or watch a television program in
which a person recounts events in his life, but it is completely different to be
in the same room and have a chance to ask questions afterwards. Norman's
testimony made a great impact on my life as I was able to ask how he felt, what
kind of thoughts were running through his mind as he stood there in the middle
of a burning cabin and what had prepared him with such great faith?
God supernaturally protected Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego some 2,600 years ago
as recorded in the Book of Daniel. The Lord has not changed, as evidenced by
Norman’s testimony of walking through an inferno. There are fresh miracles to be
experienced every day by believers in Christ.
No one can accuse Norman Williams of concocting this story because his name was
on the passenger list. The accident is confirmed in history and verified by
official government records. It is a true story that will build up your faith!
The scene following the crash at