Narrative:A de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter passenger plane, 9M-MDM, was damaged in a runway excursion accident at Lawas Airport (LWY), Malaysia.
|Date:||24 AUG 2011|
|Type:||de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 310|
|C/n / msn:|| 804|
|First flight:|| 1983|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Lawas Airport (LWY) (Malaysia)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Miri Airport (MYY/WBGR), Malaysia|
|Destination airport:||Lawas Airport (LWY/WBGW), Malaysia|
None of the 16 passengers and two crew were injured.
The airplane operated Flight 3516, a domestic service from Miri (MYY) to Lawas (LWY). On landing on runway 19 the Twin Otter veered right off the runway, collapsing the nose gear.
» Twin Otter veers off runway at Lawas Airport, 16 passengers and 2 crew safe (The Star, 25-8-2011)
» 18 survive crash-landing in Lawas (Borneo Post, 25-8-2011)
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Miri Airport to Lawas Airport as the crow flies is 167 km (104 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.