Crash-aerien 14 FEB 2021 d'un de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 8Q-RAE - Malé-Velana International Airport (MLE)
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:dimanche 14 fvrier 2021
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Compagnie:Manta Air
Immatriculation: 8Q-RAE
Numéro de série: 617
Année de Fabrication: 1979
Heures de vol:43932
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 9
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Lieu de l'accident:Malé-Velana International Airport (MLE) (   Les Maldives)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:COMO Maalifushi Resort, Les Maldives
Aéroport de destination:Malé-Velana International Airport (MLE/VRMM), Les Maldives
Numéro de vol:NR117
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

» Manta Air

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

Opérations de secours

AICC Maldives issued 8 Safety Recommendations

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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre COMO Maalifushi Resort et Malé-Velana International Airport est de 209 km (131 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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