Aircraft Accident History

1. 8Q-TMC Collision with seawall: The accident occurred due to collision of the left hand side float with the seawall on take-off run.

Date and Time: 17 May 2004 at 1101 hrs Local Time (LT)
Location: Male' International Airport
Operator: Trans Maldivian Airways Pvt. Ltd.
Aircraft: De Havilland DHC-6-300 (Floatplane)
Number of Persons in the Aircraft: 17
Injuries to Persons: Fatalities-0, Serious Injuries-3, Minor Injuries-1
Damage to Aircraft: Total write-off.

2. Accident to 8Q-TMA: The aircraft, operated by Trans Maldivian Airways was maneuvering on the water near the Floating Platform, after landing in the lagoon near Holiday Island resort, when it struck another Twin Otter (8Q-TMH) that was parked against the floating platform. There were no passengers on either aircraft.

Date and Time: 19 February 2001 at 0810 hrs LT
Location: Near Holiday Island Resort
Operator: Trans Maldivian Airways Pvt. Ltd.
Aircraft: De Havilland DHC-6-100 (8Q-TMA) and DHC-6-300 (8Q-TMH)
Number of Persons in the Aircraft: 3
Injuries to Persons: None
Damage to Aircraft: Both aircraft sustained substantial damage.

3. Accident to 8Q-HIF: The eyewitness stated that the aircraft was on a smooth approach but immediately on landing it sprung back and on the second touch it rolled over on the nose. The investigation team found that the aircraft had landed in water with the landing gear down.

Date and Time: 3 Februray 2000 at 1406 hrs LT
Location: Near Filitheyo Resort
Operator: Hummingbird Island Airlines Ltd
Aircraft: Cessna Caravan 208
Number of Persons in the Aircraft: 9
Injuries to Persons: Fatalities-0, Serious Injuries-0, Minor Injuries-9
Damage to Aircraft: The aircraft, engine and propellers sustained substantial damage due to immersion in salt water.

4. Accident to MIL helicopter Mi-8P (LZ-CAK): The helicopter, two minutes after take off from Rangali Helipad, lost its left engine.

Date and Time: 26 January 1999 at 2130 hrs LT
Location: Near Rangali, Ari Atoll
Operator: Hummigbird Helicopter Pvt. Ltd.
Aircraft: MIL Mi-8P
Number of Persons in the Aircraft: 20
Injuries to Persons: Fatalities-4, Serious Injuries-0,Minor Injuries-16
Damage to Aircraft: Total write-off.

5. Accident to Bell 212 helicopter (8Q-MAY): Soon after the helicopter took off witnesses report that it turned and headed back toward the helipad in a descent with a nose-down attitude. It then descended more rapidly and disappeared into the ocean nose-down attitude. It then descended more rapidly and disapeared into the ocean.

Date and Time: 3 December 1999 at 0300
Location: Near Rangali, Ari Atoll
Operator: Maldivian Air Taxi Pvt. Ltd.
Aircraft: Bell 212
Number of Persons in the Aircraft: 10
Injuries to Persons: Fatalities -10
Damage to Aircraft: Total write-off.

6. Accident to MIL Mi-8P helicopter (LZ-CAC): The accident occurred at take-off at about a height of 50m when the helicopter lost its control due to non-availability of hydraulic pressure. The loss of hydraulic pressure was due to the pilots taking off without activating the primary hydraulic system and the accidental switching off of the secondary in their attempt to switch on the primary in flight.

Date and Time: 15 August 1996 at 1048 hrs LT
Location: Male' International Airprt
Operator: Hummingbird Helicopters Pvt. Ltd.
Aircraft: MIL Mi8-P
Number of Persons in the Aircraft: 24
Injuries to Persons: Fatalities-0, Serious Injuries-0,Minor Injuries-4
Damage to Aircraft: The Helicopter was substantially damaged.

7. Dornier 228 aircraft (9M-PEQ) accident occurred during the landing roll: when the aircraft abruptly turned right, left the runway; struck the sea-wall and somersaulted into the adjacent lagoon and floated belly up.

Date and Time: 18 October 1995 at 1055 hrs LT
Location: Male' International Airport
Operator: Air Maldives Ltd
Aircraft: Dornier 228
Number of Persons in the Aircraft: 8
Injuries to Persons: Fatalities-0,Serious Injuries-1,Minor Injuries-2
Damage to Aircraft: Total write-off.

8. Cessna Caravan aircraft (8Q-MAT) possibly rendered the right hand side water rudder unserviceable due to the loading on the water rudder on take-off from Male- in strong cross wind.

Date and Time: 25 August 1995 at 1419 hrs LT
Location: Rasdhoo, Ari Atoll
Operator: Maldivian Air Taxi Pvt. Ltd.
Aircraft: Cessna Caravan 208
Number of Persons in the Aircraft: 10
Injuries to Persons: None
Damage to Aircraft: Total write-off.

9. MIL helicopter Mi-8P (LZ-CAP) was destroyed due to impact on water and sank to the bottom of the sea.

Date and Time: 08 January 1994 at 1115 hrs LT
Location: Near Fesdhoo, Ari Atoll
Operator: Hummingbird Helicopters Pvt. Ltd.
Aircraft: MIL Helicopter Mi-8P
Number of Persons in the Aircraft: 11
Injuries to Persons: Fatalities-9,Serious Injuries-1,Minor Injuries-1
Damage to Aircraft: Total write-off.


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