Ghana says airport operations ‘normal’ despite plane crash killing 10

Ghana has assured the international community that the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) is running smoothly despite a plane crash June 2, 2012 in the capital Accra killing at least ten persons in a mini bus.

A Boeing cargo plane of Allied Air from Nigeria with registration number 5N-BJN late Saturday crashed after it skidded off the airport runway during landing at the KIA in Accra.

In a news conference shortly after the incident, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), Mrs Doreen Owusu Fianko said the operations at the airport are running normal despite the accident.

Officials say flights are coming in and some are flying out so there should be no panic.

Mrs Fianko confirmed the deaths of ten persons in the mini bus and the bodies have been deposited at the 37 Military Hospital mortuary.

It has been decades since Ghana experienced such an incident, according to Ghana’s Vice President John Mahama who just arrived in the country from Brazil some hours before the crash.

Ghana’s aviation industry is said to be the safest in West Africa.

The plane crashed into the Hajj Village near the airport where Muslims lodge before leaving for Mecca. The incident happened around 07.10 pm but the plane’s four crew members survived.

By Ekow Quandzie

  1. BB says

    Families should sue this Allied Air, maintenance records, pilot error.
    Check these pilot background as well as the aircraft engines problems, repair information data, how many flights hours base on maintenance.

  2. Ermak says

    Accidents happen, lets thank God for d deliverance nd lets pray it dosnt happen again

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