Maldivian DH8B at Hanimaadhoo on Jan 18th 2022, windshield catches fire before takeoff

Last Update: January 18, 2022 / 18:31:14 GMT/Zulu time

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Date of incident
Jan 18, 2022


Male, Maldives

ICAO Type Designator

A Maldivian de Havilland Dash 8-200, flight Q2-247 from Hanimaadhoo to Male (Maldives) with 35 people on board, had backtracked runway 21 for depature, turned around and was ready for departure, when the right hand windshield burst into flames, the windshield shattered. The crew evacuated the aircraft.

Maldivian operates two Dash 8-200s: 8Q-AMD and 8Q-IAQ.

The airline reported: "While on runway preparing for take off from HAQ, a fire incident occurred and windshield of co-pilot side was cracked. An immediate evacuation was done on the runway. HAQ airport Fire and rescue services attended to aircraft immediately. All 35 Pax and Crew on board was evacuated immediately."
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Jan 18, 2022


Male, Maldives

ICAO Type Designator

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