Vliegtuigongeval op 14 FEB 2021 met de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 8Q-RAE - Malé-Velana International Airport (MLE)
ASN logo

Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:zondag 14 februari 2021
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Manta Air
Registratie: 8Q-RAE
Constructienummer: 617
Bouwjaar: 1979
Aantal vlieguren:43932
Aantal vluchten:78854
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Groot
Plaats:Malé-Velana International Airport (MLE) (   Maldiven)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:COMO Maalifushi Resort, Maldiven
Vliegveld van aankomst:Malé-Velana International Airport (MLE/VRMM), Maldiven
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

» feshun.mv
» 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


AICC Maldives issued 8 Safety Recommendations

Show all...


Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen COMO Maalifushi Resort en Malé-Velana International Airport bedraagt 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.
languages: languages


The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314