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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 6 December 1938
Time:22:25
Type:Focke-Wulf Fw 200
Operator:Deutsche Lufthansa
Registration: D-ACON
C/n / msn: 2000
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Manila (   Philippines)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Focke-Wulf Fw 200 airliner operated by Deutsche Lufthansa ditched in Cavite Bay off Manila, Philippines.
The airplane, named "Brandenburg", took off 28 November for a long distance publicity flight from Berlin, Germany to Tokyo, Japan via Basra, Karachi, and Hanoi. The airplane lost engine power on the return flight due to a broken fuel line.

Sources:
» El Litoral 6-2-1938


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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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