Korean Air cancels night flights to Guam after crash
August 17, 1997
Web posted at: 12:06 p.m. EDT (1606 GMT)
SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- Korean Air canceled its night
flights to Guam Sunday, following the deadly crash of Flight
801 on the Pacific island earlier this month.
An airline spokesman said the night flights would be replaced
with flights leaving Seoul at 9:50 a.m. (0050 GMT) and
arriving in Guam at 3 p.m. (0500 GMT). Return flights would
depart the island at 4 p.m. (0600 GMT), before sunset.
"The schedule has been changed as the construction and
transportation ministry determined conditions at night at the
Guam airport undesirable and asked that the flights be
changed," the spokesman said.
The new schedule will take effect on Monday.
Flight 801 was regularly scheduled to leave the Korean
capital shortly after 8 p.m. local time and arrive in Guam at
the pitch dark hour of 1:25 a.m., the spokesman said.
The Boeing 747 aircraft plowed into a hillside minutes from
the Guam airport, killing 226 people on board.
The cause of the accident is under investigation by the U.S.
National Transportation Safety Board.
Reuters contributed to this report.