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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 16 November 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200HG
Operator:Maldivian
Registration: 8Q-IAG
C/n / msn: 226
First flight: 1969-04-01 (48 years 8 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Dhaalu Atoll (   Maldives)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A DHC-6 Twin Otter float plane suffered an accident during a water takeoff from the Dhoores Retreat Resort in the Dhaalu Atoll.
Initial reports suggest the one of the floats may have hit an object during takeoff.
Both floats broke away, causing the aircraft to come to rest nose down in the water. All occupants escaped unhurt.

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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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