Accident: Daily Air DHC6 at Orchid Island on Apr 13th 2017

A Daily Air de Havilland DHC-6-400, registration B-55571 performing flight DA-7511 from Taitung to Orchid Island (Taiwan) with 17 passengers and 2 crew, landed on Orchid Island’s runway 13 at about 16:32L (08:32Z) but veered left off the runway and came to a stop in a drainage ditch with the left hand wing entangled in a fence. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage however.

The airline reported the cause of the accident is yet to be determined, however, wind shear was a possibility. The captain was an experienced pilot with more than 5000 hours of flight experience. 

Local firefighters reported they treated 4 passengers after the aircraft went off the runway and impacted a fence, none of the passengers was taken to a hospital.




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