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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
8Q-TMF
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Series 300

SE-GXN • HB-LPA • 8Q-HII

8Q-TMF

• Registration • Activity and details of Owner/Operator and other historical information

• SE-GXN de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 05-Dec-1979. First flight 05-Dec-1979.

• SE-GXN Delivered to Swedair AB, Bromma, Sweden, 19-Dec-1979.

• HB-LPA Sold to Zimex Aviation, Switzerland, 20-Feb-1986.

• HB-LPA Leased to Heli-Union, Toussus-le-Noble, France, 1994.

Noted at Luanda, Angola 15-Dec-1994.

• HB-LPA Returned to Zimex Aviation, Glattburg, Switzerland. Date unknown.

• 8Q-HII Sold to Hummingbird Airways, Male, MI, 18-Aug-1999.

Flew via Kerkyra, Greece - Luxor, Egypt - Muscat, Oman 04/07-Sep-1999 on delivery to Maldives.

• 8Q-HII Change of name to Trans Maldivian Airways, Male, MI, [Hummingbird Island Airlines, Grand Cayman]. 30-Jan-2000.

• 8Q-TMF Re regd to Trans Maldivian Airways, Male, MI, [Hummingbird Island Airlines, Grand Cayman] 29-Jan-2000.

• 8Q-TMF Change of ownership, Trans Maldivian Airways, Male, Maldive Islands. (Hummingbird Island Airlines, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) Regd 10-Dec-2007.

Accident: Coral Rangali Island, 09-Jul-2012. The aircraft experienced a left-hand float collapse after striking the dock at Conrad Maldivian Resort, Rangali Island, while on taxi and became partially submerged. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. The 3 crew and 14 passengers escaped uninjured.

• 8Q-TMF Registered to Maldivian Air Taxi, Male 18-Mar-2013; Operated by Trans Maldivian Airways Pvt. Ltd., Male 15-Aug-2013.

• 8Q-TMF Trans Maldivian Airways, Male [Seaplane Holding Cayman Ltd.] MI. Regd 30-Sep-2014.

• 8Q-TMF Change of ownership, Trans Maldivian Airways, Male, Maldive Islands. (Hummingbird Island Airlines, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) Regd 10-Dec-2007.

Accident: Coral Rangali Island, 09-Jul-2012. The aircraft experienced a left-hand float collapse after striking the dock at Conrad Maldivian Resort, Rangali Island, while on taxi and became partially submerged. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. The 3 crew and 14 passengers escaped uninjured.

• 8Q-TMF Registered to Maldivian Air Taxi, Male 18-Mar-2013; Operated by Trans Maldivian Airways Pvt., Ltd., Male, MI., 15-Aug-2013.

• 8Q-TMF Operated by Trans Maldivian Airways, Malé, Republic of Maldives. [Owned by Seaplane Holding Cayman Ltd., Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands]. Regd 03-Sep-2014.

Accident: Male-Velana International Airport. 05-Oct-2020. during landing on the north right water runway at Malé-Velana International Airport, Maldives. the aircraft rolled approximately 60 degrees to the right. As a result, the right wing dug into the water and swung the aircraft 180 degrees. On completion of the u-turn, the left wing and propeller blades then received damage as they settled and struck the water. The aircraft sustained serious damage to the right-hand wing tip.

• Current •

SE-GXN at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: DHC © January 1980 - Erik Johannesson Collection
HB-LPA in faded markings at Zurich - LSZH, Switzerland.
Photo: Unknown photographer © May 1988 - Erik Johannesson Collection
HB-LPA with extra large ZIMEX titles, at Paris / Le Bourget - LFPB, France.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 06 January 1992 - Erik Johannesson Collection
8Q-HII at Newcastle - EGNT, United Kingdom.
Photo: Derek Heley © 03 September 1999 - Erik Johannesson Collection
8Q-TMF at Male, Maldive Islands.
Photo: Chris Witt © December 2004
8Q-TMF on the dolly at Male.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 29 October 2006 - Erik Johannesson Collection
8Q-TMF at the Noonu Atoll in the Maldives.
Photo: Carl B. © 20 March 2013