Wednesday, July 11, 2012

de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300, Trans Maldivian Airways, 8Q-TMT: Accident occurred July 09, 2012 at Conrad Maldivian Resort, Rangali, Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives

The capsized TMA plane. No one was hurt in the accident. 

A Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) seaplane has capsized in an accident that occurred while trying to dock after travelling to Conrad Maldives resort in Alif Dhall Atoll Rangali on July 9. 

Chief Executive officer of the Civil Aviation Authority Hussain Jaleel detailed that the accident occurred after one of the plane’s propellers had struck the platform as it tried to park during rough seas.

It is known that no tourists had been on board at the time of the accident and Haveeru has also learned that no one was injured.

“The sea had been rough at the time the plane landed. The left side propeller had struck the platform. No one was hurt in the accident. A team would travel to the island today to probe the accident,” he detailed.

TMA Managing Director Ahmed Latheef admitted that the company was investigating the accident and reiterated that no was hurt.

A person from the island via telephone claimed that the left side propeller had struck the platform, broke the pontoon on that side which resulted in the capsizing of the plane. The photos received to Haveeru show that the plane had been submerged after the accident. However, Civil Aviation Authority had not confirmed the same.

Early in the year, a cabin crew was killed after being a hit by a plane’s propeller that had also travelled to Conrad Maldives.

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