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Last updated: 5 March 2021
Status:
Date:Sunday 14 February 2021
Time:07:31
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Manta Air
Registration: 8Q-RAE
C/n / msn: 617
First flight: 1979
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Malé-Velana International Airport (MLE) (   Maldives)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:COMO Maalifushi Resort, Maldives
Destination airport:Malé-Velana International Airport (MLE/VRMM), Maldives
Narrative:
The float-equipped DHC-6 aircraft operated by Manta Air was on a domestic passenger flight from Como Maalifushi Resort to Velana International Airport. While upon landing to Velana International Airport Seaplane Base the plane crashed flipping upside down.

Classification:
Runway mishap

Sources:
» feshun.mv
» Manta Air

METAR Weather report:
01:00 UTC / 06:00 local time:
VRMM 140100Z 09009KT 9000 FEW019 27/23 Q1011 NOSIG

02:00 UTC / 07:00 local time:
VRMM 140200Z 09009KT 9000 FEW018 28/24 Q1012 NOSIG

03:00 UTC / 08:00 local time:
VRMM 140300Z 09008KT 9000 FEW018 29/24 Q1013 NOSIG


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from COMO Maalifushi Resort to Malé-Velana International Airport as the crow flies is 209 km (131 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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