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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 17 May 1939
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 14-WG3B Super Electra
Operator:Dai Nippon Koku KK (Imperial Japanese Airways)
Registration: J-BCOZ
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Fukuoka Airport (FUK) (   Japan)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Fukuoka Airport (FUK/RJFF), Japan
Destination airport:Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS), South Korea
Narrative:
The aircraft hit the airport fence on take-off from Fukuoka Airport, Japan, crashed and caught fire. The pilot, the mechanic and four passengers suffered fatal injuries.

Sources:
» El Litoral 17-5-1939


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Distance from Fukuoka Airport to Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport as the crow flies is 548 km (343 miles).

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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