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Last updated: 9 December 2019
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 17 mai 2004
Heure:11:01
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:Trans Maldivian Airways
Immatriculation: 8Q-TMC
Numéro de série: 434
Année de Fabrication: 1974
Heures de vol:44333
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 14
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 17
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Male International Airport (MLE) (   Les Maldives)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Malé International Airport (MLE/VRMM), Les Maldives
Aéroport de destination:Dhaalu Atoll, Les Maldives
Détails:
After 14 passengers had boarded the float-equipped Twin Otter, the flight was cleared for west bound takeoff by Male Tower. Wind was 230/09 knots. The total length of the east west runway available for takeoff and maneuvering up to the Hulhule sea wall is approximately 1000 meters. The aircraft seemed to accelerate slowly. Approaching the sea wall captain, realising the height of the aircraft, pulled on the controls to clear the obstacle. The aircraft left float struck the sea wall and separated. The left wing then rotated upwards at the pivot point at the trailing edge of wing. The airplane then impacted runway 18. The right hand float was pushed upwards, causing it to strike the no. 2 propeller.

Probable Cause:

CAUSAL FACTORS:
The crew failed to select the flaps to the standard 20 degrees as required.
The crew failed to abort the take-off.
The Pilot-in- Command did not take any action to abort the take-off as the aircraft approached the sea wall.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CAD Maldives
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 90 days (3 months)
Accident number: Accident Investigation Report
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» Civil Aviation Department, Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, Republic of Maldives
» Haveeru Daily


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photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-300-8Q-TMC
accident date: 17-05-2004
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
registration: 8Q-TMC
 
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