ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100 8Q-TMA Sun Island Resort
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 19 February 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Operator:Trans Maldivian Airways
Registration: 8Q-TMA
MSN: 82
First flight: 1967
Total airframe hrs:25331
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Sun Island Resort (   Maldives)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The aircraft, operated by Trans Maldivian Airways was maneuvering on the water near the Floating Platform, after landing in the lagoon near Sun Island Resort, when it struck another Twin Otter (8Q-TMH) that was parked against the floating platform. There were no passengers on either aircraft.
Both aircraft sustained substantial damage.

Probable Cause:

1. The accident was caused by an error on the part of the pilot in that he over-estimated the effect of the wind on the aircraft with the propellers feathered, and he attempted to apply reverse thrust too soon after taking action to unfeather the propellers.
2. There is room for improvement in the standard Operating Practices on the part of the operator.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: CAD Maldives
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Damaged on the ground


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