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Trans Maldivian Plane makes Crash Landing in Maldives

A Trans Maldivian flight made a crash landing at Velana International Airport, Malé, Maldives, on May 27th.

The de Havilland DHC-6-300 flying from Rangali Island, Maldives, had just landed when it tipped over to its left and its nose and left wing was submerged in the water.

All 9 passengers and 3 crew members were taken to hospital for precautionary measures.

The aircraft sustained partial damage.

Maldivian Airlines Plane Suffers Tail Strike While Landing in Maldives

A Maldivian Airlines plane struck its tail onto runway while landing in Kooddoo Island, Maldives, on February 18th.

The incident happened when the plane was performing flight Q2-160 from Kadhdhoo, Maldives.

The plane taxied to apron without further incident.

No injuries were reported.

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Maldivian Plane Sinks while Attempting Emergency Landing near Kuredu Island Resort

Maldivian Air Taxi de Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter partially sank into sea while attempting an emergency landing near Kuredu Island Resort in Maldives, on July 2.

The plane was flying from Komandoo Resort to Kuredu Island Resort when it touched down hard on the surface of the ocean and sustained considerable damage.

All 11 passengers and 3 crew members remained safe.

The Accident Investigation Coordination Committee and the CAA are investigating the accident.

Bomb Threat Forces Flyme Passenger Jet to Make Emergency Landing

FlymeA Flyme flight had to make an emergency landing at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport in Malé, Maldives, at around 11:49 p.m. on November 22.

The plane was on its way from Malé to Baa Atoll Dharavandhoo Island when a passenger passed a written bomb threat to the pilot through a crew member. The pilot then immediately turned back and made an emergency landing in Malé.

There were 11 passengers and 3 crew members aboard at the time; all of them were evacuated safely. Authorities said that 10 out of 11 passengers were foreign nationals while only 1 was local.

The Maldives National Defense Forces (MNDF) searched the plane, however, they did not find any explosives.

The Police are investigating.

Maldives Air Taxi Stormy Crash Landing on Hulhule lagoon, 9 Passengers Rescued

What: Maldivian Air Taxi DHC-6 Twin Otter en route from Lily Beach resort to seaplane lagoon
Where: seaplane lagoon on Hulhule Island
When: Feb 9, 2012, 12.08pm
Who: 9 passengers, no fatalities
Why: A Maldivian Air Taxi seaplane made a crash landing at Hulhule Island in heavy rain with low visibility.

None of the nine passengers aboard were seriously hurt, but some were in shock after the twenty-five minute flight. The passengers were Maldavian(1) British(2) and Vietnamese (4), were rescued within ten minutes and taken to the CIP ‘Koimala’ Executive Lounge for medical treatment.

The MAT plane is being recovered.

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Maldives Emergency Landing

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Contact photographer Christian Schürmann

What: Emirates Boeing 777-300 en route from Colombo Sri Lanka to Male, Maldives
Where: Male
When: Dec 2nd 2011
Why: On landing in Male, the plane’s tires burst.

Passengers disembarked on the runway, as the plane was disabled. No explanation was given regarding the tires. (We assume a too fast landing, but one should never assume.)

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