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

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 13, 2021

Classification
Accident

Destination
Male, Maldives

Aircraft Registration
8Q-MBC

ICAO Type Designator
DHC6

A TMA Trans Maldivian Airways de Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter, registration 8Q-MBC performing a flight from Finolhu to Male (Maldives), was in its water takeoff run when the the crew rejected takeoff due to a collision, the aircraft was recovered to the mooring at Finolhu. There are no reports of injuries.

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.
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Nov 13, 2021

Classification
Accident

Destination
Male, Maldives

Aircraft Registration
8Q-MBC

ICAO Type Designator
DHC6

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