Twin Otter crashes at Orchid Island Airport, 4 injured

04/13/2017 06:36 PM
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(Photo courtesy of Li Yun-shan)
(Photo courtesy of Li Yun-shan)

Taipei, April 13 (CNA) A DHC6-400 Twin Otter, a Canadian-built 19-passenger twin turboprop airplane operated by Taiwan's Daily Air crashed while landing at Orchid Island (Lanyu) Airport at about 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Three women and one man were treated for minor injuries when the plane went off the runway and hit a fence, local firefighters said.

Two crew members and 17 passengers were on board.

The airplane was flying from Taitung City to Orchid Island.

(By Tyson Lu and Kuo Chung-han)


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