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Friday, 28 August 2015

Bad Week for Keeping Your Twin Otter on the Pavement

915 - DHC-6-400 JA201D First Flying, Osaka

Two days after MASWings 9M-SSB departed the runway landing at Mukah, Sarawak, Japan's First Flying DHC-6-400 JA201D has experienced a runway excursion at Aguni, Japan.

The aircraft was arriving from Naha-Okinawa with 12 passengers and two crew onboard, when it departed the right side of the runway, impacted a drainage ditch and then collided with adjacent bushes. All passengers & crew received minor injuries and were transported to hospital, while the aircraft has reportedly received substantial damage.

First Flying had only begun scheduled Twin Otter operations earlier this month.

MSN 915 - DHC-6-400 JA201D
First Flying
Aguni, Japan