Trans Maldivian de Havilland DHC-6 Tipped Over On Water Landing

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A Trans Maldivian de Havilland DHC-6-300 on floats, registration 8Q-TMV performing a flight from Rangali Island to Male (Maldives) with 9 passengers and 3 crew, landed on Male’s sea plane port at 08:33L (03:33Z) but tipped over to the left and came to a stop partly submerged with the nose and left wing tip below the water surface.

The 12 occupants were taken to a hospital as a precaution and discharged without injuries. The aircraft sustained substantial damage.

Maldives AICC have opened an investigation into the occurrence. The AICC reported the aircraft tipped over on landing. The passengers sustained no injuries.

@ / Pat Beer

The airport authority reported the aircraft partly sunk as result of damage received on landing. The aircraft was recovered.