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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Date:Wednesday 24 August 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 310
Registration: 9M-MDM
C/n / msn: 804
First flight: 1988
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
Airplane fate: Repaired
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
A de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter passenger plane, 9M-MDM, was damaged in a runway excursion accident at Lawas Airport (LWY), 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.

The airplane was involved in a fatal accident when it crashed on October 10, 2013 at Kudat Airport (KUD), Malaysia.

Runway excursion

» 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)


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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).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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