2015-10-02 Skydive Dubai DHC-6 badly damaged in runway excusion Dubai

2015-10-02 Skydive Dubai DHC-6 badly damaged in runway excusion Dubai

2015-10-02 Skydive Dubai DHC-6 badly damaged in runway excusion Dubai


The aircraft suffered substantial damage in a runway excurison at Dubai Skydive Airfield.

Whilst trying to land on runway 06, the DHC-6 Twin Otter departed the left side of the runway where it fall down the seawall surrounding the runway.

The pilot was the only person on board at the time and remained unhurt in the occurence.

The runway at Dubai Palm Sykdiving Airfield is about 685 m in lengh (2250 ft.) and is built into the sea.

External images showed the right wing fractured immediately outboard the wing root making it likely the aircraft would not be repaired again.


Date: 2015-10-02 Time:-
Location: AE-3 – Skydive Dubai Palm Airfield
Country: United Arab Emirates
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.:
From: AE-3/-: Skydive Dubai Palm Airfield To: AE-3/-: Skydive Dubai Palm Airfield
Type: Passenger
Operator: Skydive Dubai

Type: DHC-6 Twin Otter
Registration: DU-SD4
Age a/c: 47,4 years
Constr. No.: 132


Aircraft Involved

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants  1 0 0 1
Fatalities  0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0  0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 2nd safety occurence for the operator
    (2015-07-07 Cessna 208 Caravan crash
    landed in desert after engine problems)
  • 250th safety occurence of type (DHC-6)
  • 1st safety occurence at Dubai Palm Airfield
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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Image & Information Sources


DHC-6 after the accident
© MiamiSpotter | Flickr
DHC-6 after the accident
© S.Hudson | Twitter
DHC-6 after the accident
© D.Gokulan | Twitter


AP = Airport / AL = Airlines / Avn = Aviation / AW = Airways / C/N: Construction Number / DSP = Domestic Scheduled Passenger / DNP = Domestic Non-Scheduled Passenger / DSC = Domestic Scheduled Cargo / DNC= Domestic Non-Scheduled Cargo / GND = On the ground / parked, stored / FMN= Flying Mission, Air Work / FRY = Ferry-, Positioning Flight / IMC = Intrument Meteorological (flying) Conditions / ISP = International Scheduled Passenger / ISC=International Scheduled Cargo / INP = International Non-Scheduled Passenger / INC =International Non-Scheduled Cargo/ OPS = Flight Operation(s) / NRV = Non-revenue, Private Flight / TRN =Training Flight /  TST = Test & Certification Flight / VMC = Visual Meteorological (flying) Conditions