Flugunfall 14 FEB 2021 einer de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 8Q-RAE - Malé-Velana International Airport (MLE)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Sonntag 14 Februar 2021
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Fluggesellschaft:Manta Air
Kennzeichen: 8Q-RAE
Werknummer: 617
Baujahr: 1979
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:78854
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Schwer beschädigt
Unfallort:Malé-Velana International Airport (MLE) (   Malediven)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:COMO Maalifushi Resort, Malediven
Flug nach:Malé-Velana International Airport (MLE/VRMM), Malediven
The float-equipped DHC-6 aircraft operated by Manta Air was on a domestic passenger flight from Como Maalifushi Resort to Velana International Airport.
The aircraft touched down on the water at Velana International Airport and veered right, causing the right-hand wing to dug into the water. The aircraft swung and flipped upside down.

Probable Cause:

Causes / Contributing Factors:
The AICC determines that the causes / contributing factors of this accident were:
a. FO maintained a flatter than normal attitude of the aircraft at touch down;
b. FO released the controls too early for an aircraft operated on floats due to his flying motor skills on a land aircraft which require release of the control at touchdown;
c. Loss of control of the aircraft immediately after touchdown;
d. PIC did not take over the controls from FO in a timely manner.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: AICC Maldives
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: 2021/01
Download report: Final report

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METAR Weather report:
01:00 UTC / 06:00 local time:
VRMM 140100Z 09009KT 9000 FEW019 27/23 Q1011 NOSIG

02:00 UTC / 07:00 local time:
VRMM 140200Z 09009KT 9000 FEW018 28/24 Q1012 NOSIG

03:00 UTC / 08:00 local time:
VRMM 140300Z 09008KT 9000 FEW018 29/24 Q1013 NOSIG


AICC Maldives issued 8 Safety Recommendations

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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 COMO Maalifushi Resort to Malé-Velana International Airport as the crow flies is 209 km (131 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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