Twin Otter crashes at Orchid Island Airport, 4 injured (update)

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/04/13
By: Chen Wei-ting and Ko Lin

Taipei, April 13 (CNA) A Canadian-built DHC6-400 Twin Otter 19-passenger twin

(Photo courtesy of Li Yun-shan)

turboprop airplane operated by Taiwan’s Daily Air, crashed while landing at Orchid Island (Lanyu) Airport at about 4:32 p.m. on Thursday.

Flight 7511 was flying from Taitung City to Orchid Island. Two crew members and 17 passengers were on board, including one infant.

Four were treated for minor injuries when the plane skidded off the runway and hit a fence, local firefighters said.

Among those injured, three passengers have already returned home while the other is in a local health center for a further checkup.    [FULL  STOREY]

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