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

Date & Time: Oct 4, 2017 at 1616 LT
Operator:
Registration:
8Q-ISB
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dhaalu Atoll - Male
MSN:
655
YOM:
29
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
14
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
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.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 off Kuredu Island

Date & Time: Jul 2, 2015 at 1709 LT
Operator:
Registration:
8Q-MAN
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Male - Kuredu Island
MSN:
435
YOM:
1974
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left the Male seaplane base at 1633 on a schedule flight to the Kuredu Island. While landing some 3 km off shore, the aircraft overturned and sunk. While all 14 occupants were quickly rescued, the aircraft was lost.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Maadhiggaru Falhu lagoon

Date & Time: Jul 11, 2011 at 0910 LT
Operator:
Registration:
8Q-TMD
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Male - Male
MSN:
530
YOM:
1977
Flight number:
TMW201A
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
5732
Captain / Total hours on type:
3387.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2650
Copilot / Total hours on type:
2650
Aircraft flight hours:
34746
Aircraft flight cycles:
62428
Circumstances:
Crew was performing a training flight with touch and goes in the zone of Maadhiggaru Falhu, South Male Atoll. Following a heavy landing, aircraft came to rest and sunk for few metres. Both pilots were uninjured and the company tried to recover the aircraft without success. During salvage operation, aircraft was also damaged. Eventually, it was decided it was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Impact with a high swell during landing followed by a high bounce and hard landing resulting in both float attachments being damaged and detached with a major structural damages. Major contributing factor was higher than normal touch down speed due to abnormal landing configuration.
Contributing factors:
- Selection of inappropriate landing site (channel) and landing direction (tail wind) based on surface conditions present at that time,
- Simulation of multiple emergencies,
- Abnormal landing configuration (flaps at zero) for single engine landing,
- Time pressure to complete the training and return to commercial operations.
Final Report:

Crash of a Dornier DO228 in Male

Date & Time: Oct 18, 1995 at 0946 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
9M-PEQ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kadhoo-Male
MSN:
8213
YOM:
1992
Flight number:
AMI3312
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3152
Captain / Total hours on type:
2948.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
226
Copilot / Total hours on type:
61
Aircraft flight hours:
3857

Ground explosion of a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 100 in Colombo: 16 killed

Date & Time: May 3, 1986 at 0905 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
4R-ULD
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
London - Zurich - Dubai - Colombo - Male
MSN:
193P-1061
YOM:
1974
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
22
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
128
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
16
Aircraft flight hours:
28915
Aircraft flight cycles:
16666
Circumstances:
A bomb explosion on board while the aircraft was parked and passengers ending the boarding. The aircraft was broken in two and 16 passengers were killed.