2015-11-13 Lao Skyway MA-60 off runway at Vientiane

2015-11-13 Lao Skyway MA-60 off runway at Vientiane

2015-11-13 Lao Skyway MA-60 off runway at Vientiane


The MA-60 aircraft went off the runway at Vientiane Airport resulting in major damage. There were no reports about any injured persons.

According ot local media reports, after landing on runway 13 the MA-60 turboprop aircraft veered to the side of the runway until it departed paved surface.

The aircraft continued to run across soft ground until it came to rest in deep grassland about 100 meters offset to the main runway.

It appears that all passengers and crewmembers managed to escape without serious injuries.

At the time local weather conditions were good with nearly no wind and visibility more than 10 km.

According to unconfirmed reports, the aircraft may have suffered engine failure during reverse propeller operations after touchdwn resulting in a loss of directional control.

Vientiane Wattay International Airport (VLVT) is equipped with a single runway 13/ 31.
Dimensions: 3000 x 45 meters (9843 x 148 feet)


VLVT 130630Z 27002KT 9999 SCT020 34/24 Q1011 NOSIG
VLVT 130730Z 34004KT 9999 SCT020 34/24 Q1010 NOSIG


Date: 2015-11-13 Time: 14:00
Location: VLVT VTE Vientiane Wattay
Country: Laos
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.: LLL 265
From: VLLB/LPQ: Luang Prabang To: VLVT/VTE: Vientiane Wattay
Type: Passenger
Operator: Lao Skyway

Type: Xian / AVIC MA-60
Registration: RDPL-34226
Age a/c: 1.4 years
Constr. No.: 801

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Aircraft Involved

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries 0 0 0 0

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 1st safety occurence for the operator
  • 22nd safety occurence of type (MA-60)
  • 1st safety occurence at Vientiane Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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