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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 2 October 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Operator:Skydive Dubai
Registration: DU-SD4
C/n / msn: 132
First flight: 1968-06-01 (47 years 4 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Dubai-Palm Drop Zone Airstrip (   United Arab Emirates)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Parachuting
Departure airport:Dubai-Palm Drop Zone Airstrip, United Arab Emirates
Destination airport:Dubai-Palm Drop Zone Airstrip, United Arab Emirates
Narrative:
The DHC-6 Twin Otter operated by Skydive Dubai sustained damage in a landing accident at Dubai-Palm Drop Zone Airstrip. The Palm Drop Zone airstrip (06/24) is about 2250 feet (685 m) long and stretches out into the water.
The aircraft came to rest nose down on a shed about 100 meters from the threshold of runway 24.

Sources:
» The National, October 2, 2015


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Late this morning at our Palm Drop Zone we had an incident with one of our aircraft, due to as of yet unknown...

Posted by Skydive Dubai on Friday, 2 October 2015

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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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