Fujita Airlines

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Fujita Airlines (藤田航空 Fujita Kōkū?) was an airline in Japan, formerly known as Nippon Yuran Airlines. Founded in 1952,[1] it operated various types of propeller aircraft, including the Cessna 170, de Havilland Dove and Fokker F27. In 1964, the company merged with Nitto Aviation and Kita Nihon Airlines into Japan Domestic Airlines.[1]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On August 17, 1963, a Fujita Airlines de Havilland Heron 1B (registration JA6155) struck a mountain near Hachijo Island shortly after takeoff, killing all 19 passengers and crew on board.[2]
  • On February 27, 1964, Fujita Airlines Flight 902 (a Convair 240, registration JA5098) overran the runway on landing at Oita Airport and crashed in the dried-up Urakawa River; killing 20 of 42 on board.[3]

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