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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 23 May 1992
Time:15:34
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 310
Operator:Malaysia Airlines
Registration: 9M-MDL
C/n / msn: 802
First flight: 1983
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Sibu Airport (SBW) (   Malaysia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mukah Airport (MKM/WBGK), Malaysia
Destination airport:Sibu Airport (SBW/WBGS), Malaysia
Narrative:
A descent for approach to runway 27 was made by the co-pilot. The aircraft veered off the right into a bushy area. The pilot could not arrest the (right) veer because he was not guarding the rudder - having his feet on the floor during the approach and landing.
The aircraft sustained damage to the undercarriage. One passenger sustained minor injuries.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep 2/01


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Distance from Mukah Airport to Sibu Airport as the crow flies is 72 km (45 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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