The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is investigating the crash landing of a Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) seaplane that occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. All 15 people on board the DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft, including 11 passengers and four crewmembers, escaped unhurt in the incident.

The aircraft, which took off from Seaside Finolhu Resort, sustained the damage during landing at Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort in Baa Atoll. Videos posted on social media appeared to show that the connection between the starboard side float and the fuselage had broken, causing the tail of the fuselage to rest in the water.

This incident follows a recent event in which a TMA plane was filmed flying dangerously close to a resort jetty during bad weather. According to media reports, the pilot involved in that incident was subsequently suspended.