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Last updated: 24 July 2021
Date:Monday 24 February 2020
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Trans Maldivian Airways
Registration: 8Q-MBC
MSN: 256
First flight: 1969-09-27 (50 years 5 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kuredu Island Resort, Lhaviyani Atoll (   Maldives)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Malé-Velana International Airport (MLE/VRMM), Maldives
Destination airport:Kuredu Island Resort, Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives
The float-equipped DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 suffered a botched landing on the sea at the Kuredu Island Resort, Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives. Photos of the accident show that the no.2 engine had almost entirely separated from the wing.
Two crew members and one passenger sustained minor injuries.

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Distance from Malé-Velana International Airport to Kuredu Island Resort, Lhaviyani Atoll as the crow flies is 150 km (94 miles).

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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