ASN logo
 
Status: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Sunday 14 February 2021
Time:07:32
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
MSN: 617
First flight: 1979
Total airframe hrs:43932
Cycles:78854
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
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
Flightnumber:NR117
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.
The aircraft touched down on the water at Velana International Airport and veered right, causing the right-hand wing to dug into the water. The aircraft the swung and flipped upside down.

Probable Cause:

Causes / Contributing Factors:
The AICC determines that the causes / contributing factors of this accident were:
a. FO maintained a flatter than normal attitude of the aircraft at touch down;
b. FO released the controls too early for an aircraft operated on floats due to his flying motor skills on a land aircraft which require release of the control at touchdown;
c. Loss of control of the aircraft immediately after touchdown;
d. PIC did not take over the controls from FO in a timely manner.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: AICC Maldives
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: 2021/01
Download report: Final report
Language: English

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


Follow-up / safety actions

AICC Maldives issued 8 Safety Recommendations

Show all...

Photos

Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

Map
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).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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.
languages: languages

Share

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2022 Flight Safety Foundation

701 N. Fairfax St., Ste. 250
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
www.FlightSafety.org