An Airplane of the Asian Academy of Aeronautics that crashed into the sea on the August 9 in Addu Atoll was forced to make an emergency crash landing into the sea after its engine had failed.
This information was disclosed by some students of the flying school after the aircraft landed near the Shangri-La Villingili Resort, upon suffering an engine failure while it was airborne, forcing the pilot on board to make a hard landing into the ocean.
Initial information about the plane crash was divulged by the authorities at 4:30 p.m.
The aircraft that crashed was a Cessna training plane with an instructor pilot and a student on board. Neither was injured by the incident and both were rescued by a diving vessel in the vicinity.
The pilots on board followed the procedures in the event of an airborne engine failure, which is to attempt to land in the nearest body of water if the aircraft is unable to reach a runway.
The aircraft that suffered the engine failure yesterday was also involved in another incident in 2015 when it plummeted into the Gan International Airport's runway during a landing. Miraculously, no one onboard experienced serious injuries as a result of the incident.