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Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 in Male

Accident description

  • Oct 4, 2017 at 1616 LT
  • 8Q-ISB
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Scheduled Revenue Flight
  • Yes
  • Lake, Sea, Ocean
  • Dhaalu Atoll - Male
  • 655
  • 29NOV1979
  • Male, North Central Province
  • Maldivian Islands
  • Asia
  • 3
  • 0
  • 14
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • Upon landing in the seaplane base of Male-Velana Intl Airport, the airplane struck the water surface, came to rest upside down and sank few meters from the shore. All 17 occupants were rescued while the airplane seems to be written off. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were poor with cumulonimbus and rain falls.