On August 6, 1997, Korean Air flight 801, a Boeing 747-300, operated by Korean Air crashed at Nimitz Hill, Guam. The flight departed from Kimpo International Airport with 237 passengers and 17 crew on board. The aircraft had been cleared to land at A.B. Won Guam International Airport, Agana, Guam, and crashed into high terrain about 3 miles southwest of the airport. Of the 254 persons on board, 228 were killed, and 23 passengers and 3 flight attendants survived the accident with serious injuries. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a post impact fire.