TMA DHC6 at Finolhu on Nov 13th 2021, right wing damage during water takeoff
Last Update: November 17, 2021 / 14:56:59 GMT/Zulu time
The aircraft was seen at the mooring at Finolhu in the evening of Nov 16th 2021 (see photos below) having suffered a dent and penetration to the leading edge of the right hand wing as well as the right hand propeller being removed and the right hand engine supported by a crane, works going on on the wing and prop/engine.
According to ground observers at Finolhu the aircraft collided with a water bungalow during its takeoff run and received damage to its right hand wing.
A ground observer reported the aircraft underwent engine and propeller tests on Nov 17th 2021, obviously after an engine change, the two tears at the right hand wing were patched up, the aircraft subsequently departed Finolhu.
The aircraft positioned from Finolhu to Male on Nov 17th 2021 and is still on the ground in Male about 5 hours after landing there.
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