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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 27 May 2017
Time:08:33
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Trans Maldivian Airways
Registration: 8Q-TMV
C/n / msn: 625
First flight: 1979-05-22 (38 years )
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Malé-Velana International Airport (MLE) (   Maldives)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Rangali Island, Maldives
Destination airport:Malé-Velana International Airport (MLE/VRMM), Maldives
Narrative:
A DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 float plane, operated by Trans Maldivian Airways, suffered an accident while landing on the Hulhulé Lagoon, next to the Malé-Velana International Airport. The aircraft originated from the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort at 08:08 hours local time.
After the accident the aircraft came to rest with the left hand wing touching the water with an apparently collapsed left hand float attachment.

Classification:

Sources:
» Sun.mv
» raajje.mv

METAR Weather report:
03:00 UTC / 08:00 local time:
VRMM 280300Z 24014KT 9999 SCT018 BKN270 29/25 Q1010 NOSIG

04:00 UTC / 09:00 local time:
VRMM 280400Z 24014KT 9999 SCT018 BKN270 30/26 Q1010 NOSIG


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Rangali Island to Malé-Velana International Airport as the crow flies is 109 km (68 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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