Airplane Crash - Pacifiocean Between Manila And Guam 07/29/1938

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - PacifiOcean between Manila and Guam


Date07/29/1938
Time04:11
LocationPacifiOcean between Manila and Guam
OperatorPan American World Airways
Flight #229
RouteAlameda - Manila
TypeMartin M-130 (flying boat)
RegistrationNC14714
Cn/In556
Aboard15
Fatalities15
Ground0
SummaryThe plane crashed into the ocean while en route between Guam and Manilla. The last known position was 12.27 N, 130.40 W or 582 nm east southeast of Manila at 04:00 GCT. Cause unknown. The plane may have been hijacked by the Japanese and flown to Truk Island where the crew and passengers were murdered. The aircraft was named 'Hawaii Clipper.'

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