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Accident description
Last updated: 17 March 2018
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Thursday 13 April 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Viking Air DHC-6 Twin Otter 400
Operator:Daily Air
Registration: B-55571
C/n / msn: 874
First flight: 2013
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Orchid Island Airport (KYD) (   Taiwan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Taitung Airport (TTT/RCFN), Taiwan
Destination airport:Orchid Island Airport (KYD/RCLY), Taiwan
Due to a strong crosswind, the aircraft veered off the runway and hit the railing on one side of the runway nose-first, damaging its nose, left engine and wing. Three passengers suffered from scratches.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ASC
Status: Investigation ongoing

Runway excursion

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Distance from Taitung Airport to Orchid Island Airport as the crow flies is 92 km (57 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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