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Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 8 December 1938
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Nakajima/Douglas DC-2
Operator:Dai Nippon Koku KK (Imperial Japanese Airways)
Registration: J-BBOH
C/n / msn: 1418/1
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Kerama Islands (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Taipei (unknown airport), Taiwan
Destination airport:Okinawa (unknown airport), Japan
Narrative:
The DC-2 Nakajima-assembled DC-2 "Fuji" crashed into the East China Sea off the Kerama Islands due to engine failure. Two survivors were rescued by steam ship "Miyake Maru".

Sources:
» Golden Years of Aviation
» Folha da Noite 8 December 1938, p16
» Folha da Manhă 9 December 1938, p4


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