Maldivian Air, Hard Emergency Water Landing

A Maldivian Air Taxi de Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter, registration 8Q-MAN performing a flight from Komandoo Resort to Kuredu Island Resort (Maldives) with 11 passengers and 3 crew, touched down hard on the ocean surface about 2nm out of Kuredu Island Resort at 17:08L (12:08Z) while performing an emergency landing near the Resort and received substantial damage. All occupants remained uninjured and were recovered from the aircraft including their luggage, the aircraft subsequently became largely submerged in the ocean with just one of the floats still above waters with the other float separated from the aircraft. Authorities are still engaged in attempting to prevent the aircraft from get

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