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AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS: HORROR IN GUAM, The Crash of Korean Air Flight 801

ByIgor Korovin

On August 6, 1997, about 0142:26 Guam local time, Korean Air flight 801, a Boeing 747-300, crashed at Nimitz Hill, Guam. The aircraft was on its way from Seoul, Korea to Guam with 237 passengers and a crew of 17 on board. Of the 254 persons on board, 228 were killed. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a post-crash fire. The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the probable cause of the accident was captain’s fatigue and Korean Air’s inadequate flight crew training.

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Publication Date
Sep 28, 2011
Language
English
Category
History
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All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): Igor Korovin

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