The return of 8Q-MAN from 119ft
Trans Maldivian Airways seaplane Twin Otter; 8Q-MAN while on approach to land went in to a stall and touched down hard on the ocean surface about 3km southeast of Kuredu Island Resort. The aircraft received substantial damages and sank to a depth of 119ft. All 11 passengers and 3 crew were able to evacuate the aircraft without injury.
The damages were fully repaired and the aircraft went back to commercial services in 2018 and continues to fly to this day.
This aircraft had seen its first flight in 1974 and since have flown under 7 additional registrations for multiple operators until joining Maldivian Air Taxi ( now TMA) in 2009.
Photo: MCAA | B3A