MASWings DHC6 at Marudi on Aug 27th 2016, runway excursion
Last Update: September 21, 2021 / 14:02:49 GMT/Zulu time
The airport reported there were no injuries. An examination of the aircraft found no damage. Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority opened an investigation.
The airline reported the incident happened at 15:55L when flight MH-3568 went off the runway in Marudi. There were no injuries.
Malaysia's Ministry of Transport released their final report along with another occurrence, see Incident: MASWings DHC6 at Mukah on Aug 26th 2015, runway excursion on landing, concluding the probable cause of the occurrence was:
Based on information and data gathered, it was unable to conclude the root cause of the incident.
The report shows a strong similiarity to the earlier occurrence of Aug 26th 2015, reporting both approaches were fully stabilized until touchdown of the main gear, as soon as the nose gear touched down the aircraft veered sharply to the left uncontrollably.
Following the incident the nose wheel strut as well as the nose wheel steering actuator were replaced as a precaution. An examination of the removed components by the manufacturer did not identify any anomalies.
According to AIP Malaysia Marudi offers a runway 10/28 of 800 meters/2625 feet length and 24 meters/80 feet width.
A similiar event happened at Marudi in 2012, see Accident: MASWings DHC6 at Marudi on Nov 7th 2012, runway excursion.
Metars of Miri, located 22nm westnorthwest of Marudi:
WBGR 271000Z 28006KT 9999 FEW016 BKN300 31/24 Q1009
WBGR 270900Z 26008KT 9999 FEW016 BKN300 32/25 Q1008
WBGR 270800Z 26007KT 9999 FEW016 BKN300 33/24 Q1008
WBGR 270700Z 26007KT 9999 FEW016 BKN300 33/24 Q1008
WBGR 270600Z 27008KT 9999 FEW016 BKN300 33/24 Q1009
WBGR 270500Z 24007KT 9999 FEW016 SCT150 BKN300 34/25 Q1009
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