Trans Maldivian Airways

TMA seaplane damaged in landing accident

  • The DHC-6 aircraft's left wing was left damaged after crashing into an anchored vessel
  • The accident took place on Thursday morning
  • It is under further investigation

K. Male' 2020 Oct 22 | Thu 16:26 local 5,316

A TMA aircraft - Trans Maldivian Airways

A seaplane belonging to the Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) has been left damaged in an accident.

Maldives Civil Aviation Authority revealed via a statement that the occurence involving a DHC-6 aircraft operated by the seaplane operator, took place on Thursday morning.

The DHC 6-300 aircraft had 14 passengers and three crew members onboard when it crashed at around 11:18am on Thursday.

The float plane's left wing collided into a vessel anchored off the lagoon of Medhafushi island of Noonu atoll, while attempting to land on the water runway at the island's water aerodrome.

No injuries were reported to any of the passengers or crew members onboard the aircraft at the time of the collision.

However, the seaplane's left wing has been left damaged.

The Accident Investigation Coordinating Committee and the Maldives Civil Aviation Authority have launched investigations into the accident.

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Abdulla Naseer Ibrahim

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