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Datum:maandag 19 september 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A/B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:World Airways
Registratie: N90779
Constructienummer: 44914/646
Bouwjaar: 1956
Aantal vlieguren:12746
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB17
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 73 / inzittenden: 86
Totaal:slachtoffers: 80 / inzittenden: 94
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:3,7 km (2.3 mijl) NE of Guam-Agana NAS (NGM) (   Guam)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Guam-Agana NAS (NGM), Guam
Vliegveld van aankomst:Wake Island Airport (AWK/PAWK), Kleine afgelegen eilanden van de V.S.
Vluchtnummer: 830
World Airways Flight 830 was a passenger flight on behalf of the U.S. Military Air Transport Service. The flight originated at Clark Air Force Base, Philippine Islands, and departed there at 18:57 Guam time on September 18, 1960, and arrived at Agana Naval Air Station, Guam, at 01:50 on September 19, 1960. The flight was to continuation to Wake Island, Honolulu, and Travis Air Force Base, California.
The Douglas DC-6 took off from Guam-Agana NAS runway 05L at 06:00 for a night-time VFR flight. The plane made a right turn after takeoff and climbed continuously until striking Mount Barrigada.
The plane struck the mountain 300 feet above airfield elevation and slid into thick underbrush cutting a swath for nearly 1000 feet before coming to rest.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the pilot to comply with published departure procedures applicable to runway 6 left and 6 right."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Accident number: File No. 1-0029
Download report: Final report
Language: English


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Guam-Agana NAS en Wake Island Airport bedraagt 2402 km (1502 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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