MASWings – De Havilland Twin Otter Crash – Kudat, Malaysia

A MASWings de Havilland Twin Otter, suffered an accident when intending to land at Kudat Airport – Malaysia.

The De Havilland Dash 6-300 Twin Otter registration 9M-MDM, was performing flight MH-3002 from Kota Kinabalu to Kudat (Malaysia) with 16 passengers and 2 crew, on board. 

The aircraft was about to land on Kudat’s runway 22 in strong gusting winds at about 14:50L (06:50Z) but impacted a private property’s house, contacted ground outside the airport perimeter and went through the property’s wall. The first officer and a passenger died in the accident, 4 passengers received injuries.

MASwings is a regional airline operating the Rural Air Services (RAS) in East Malaysia. It took over the RAS previously operated by FlyAsianXpress. Its headquarters are in Jalan Airport in Miri, Sarawak.  This accident marks the first fatal incident for MASwings,

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Photo Credits:  Budak Innocent; Zuanbikinpanas; Muhammad MT

 

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