2017-04-13 Daily Air DHC-6 Twin Otter ran off runway hit railing at Lanyu

2017-04-13 Daily Air DHC-6 Twin Otter ran off runway hit railing at Lanyu

2017-04-13 Daily Air DHC-6 Twin Otter ran off runway hit railing at Lanyu


On landing the aircraft to the side of the runway where it collided with a wall and was substantially damaged. At least three passengers were taken to hospital.


Daily Air flight DA 7511 from Taitung was landing runway 13 at Lanyu Airport, Orchid Islands in clear visibility and light winds. Upon landing run, the DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft veered to the left until it departed the runway, it ran across the grass strip and a drainage ditch where the nosegear was severed.

The nose impacted a wall and the aircraft came to a stop against the perimeter fence resulting in a crushed nose section. The left engine broke away from its mountings and the left wing leading edge sustained impact damage as well.

It is understood four passengers suffered minor injuries from scratches.


METAR: Lanyu Airport (RCLY):

13/04/2017 15:00->
13/04/2017 16:00->



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Aircraft Involved

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Type: DHC-6 Twin Otter
Registration: B-55571
Age a/c: 4.3 years
Constr. No.: 874

Occupants & Casualties

Crew Pax Other Total
Occupants 3 16 0 19
Fatalities 0 0 0 0
Injuries  0 0 0 0


Date: 2017-04-13 Time: 16:33
Location: RCLY KYD Lanyu – Orchid Islands
Country: Taiwan
Flight phase: LDG – Flare, Landing Roll, Aborted Landing after Touchdown
Damage to a/c: substantial

Flight no.: DA 7511
From: RCFN/TTT: Fengnian Taidong (Taitung) To: RCLY/KYD: Lanyu – Orchid Islands
Type: Passenger
Operator: Daily Air Corp.

JACDEC 25-year Statistics :

  • 4th safety occurence for the operator
  • 237h safety occurence of type (DHC6)
  • 3rd safety occurence at Lanyu Airport
  • 1st safety occurence for aircraft in question

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