Airplane Crash - Agana, Guam, Mariana Islands 09/19/1960

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Agana, Guam, Mariana Islands


Date09/19/1960
Time06:02
LocationAgana, Guam, Mariana Islands
OperatorWorld Airways
Flight #830/18
RouteGuam - Wake Island
TypeDouglas DC-6AB
RegistrationN90779
Cn/In44914/646
Aboard94
Fatalities80
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft was carrying American servicemen and dependants. Less than a minute after taking off, the aircraft crashed on Mt. Barrigada bursting into flames on impact. The casualties were more attributable to the effects of the fire than the crash. Failure of the pilot to comply with published departure procedures by initiating a right turn before attaining an altitude of 1,000 ft.

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