A Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) seaplane has capsized in an accident that occurred while trying to dock after travelling to Conrad Maldives resort in Alif Dhall Atoll Rangali this afternoon.
Chief Executive officer of the Civil Aviation Authority Hussain Jaleel detailed that the accident occurred after one of the plane’s propellers had struck the platform as it tried to park during rough seas.
It is known that no tourists on board had been injured during the accident.
“The sea had been rough at the time the plane landed. The left side propeller had struck the platform. No one was hurt in the accident. A team would travel to the island today to probe the accident,” he detailed.
TMA Managing Director Ahmed Latheef admitted that the company was investigating the accident and reiterated that no was hurt.
A person from the island via telephone claimed that the left side propeller had struck the platform, broke the pontoon on that side which resulted in the capsizing of the plane. The photos received to Haveeru show that the plane had been submerged after the accident. However, Civil Aviation Authority had not confirmed the same.
Early in the year, a cabin crew was killed after being a hit by a plane’s propeller that had also travelled to Conrad Maldives.