World Airways Flight 830/18

World Airways Flight 830/18Monday September 19, 1960
The 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.

Crash Details

DateMonday September 19, 1960
LocationAgana, Guam, Mariana Islands
Passengers86
Crew8
Fatalities80
Survivors14
Aircraft TypeDouglas DC-6AB
OperatorWorld Airways
RegistrationN90779
Flight OriginGuam
Flight Destination Wake Island
Agana, Guam, Mariana Islands
World Airways
Douglas DC-6AB
1960