MASwings aircraft skids off runway at Marudi airport

A Facebook screenshot of a MASwings aircraft. A Twin Otter aircraft of MASwings skidded off the runway at Marudi airport this afternoon.
A Facebook screenshot of a MASwings aircraft. A Twin Otter aircraft of MASwings skidded off the runway at Marudi airport this afternoon.

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MIRI, Aug 27 ― A Twin Otter aircraft of MASwings skidded off the runway while landing at Marudi airport this afternoon. 

Marudi Fire and Rescue Station chief, Zulbada Alior said the plane was carrying four passengers and two crew members on its way from Miri to Marudi when the incident occurred.

“The weather was fair and the aircraft skidded 30 metres from the airport runway into a field near the runway,” he said when contacted by Bernama today. 

He said all passengers and crew members were safe and there were no casualties reported. 

He said the plane was not damaged. 

Meanwhile MASwings, in a statement following the incident, said the Marudi airport runway was closed after a Twin Otter (DHC6) aircraft operating flight MH3568 went off the runway upon landing at 3.55pm today.   

“The aircraft is currently grounded to allow engineering inspection and maintenance to be conducted before returning to service,” it said.  

It also said MASwings may have to reschedule its flight frequency for the Miri-Marudi routes following the runway closure.

The MH3568 flight took off from Miri Airport at 3.40pm. 

The Twin Otter aircraft is part of MASwings Rural Air Services (RAS) fleet in Sarawak. ― Bernama

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