Date & Time: Dec 6, 1938
Operator:
Registration:
D-ACON
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tokyo – Manila – Hanoi – Karachi – Basra – Berlin
MSN:
2000
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was returning to Germany following a promotional tour in Far East. While approaching Manila, all four engines stopped. The Captain decided to ditch the aircraft off the Philippines coast. While all occupants were quickly rescued, the aircraft christened 'Brandenburg' was lost and considered as damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
It appears that the engine failure was caused by a mismanagement of the fuel system (fuel selector) on part of the crew.