Nigerian cargo plane crashes in Ghana killing 10

A Nigerian cargo plane travelling from Lagos to Accra, Ghana, on Saturday evening crash-landed on a passenger bus killing at least 10 people.

The Boeing 727 aircraft landed on the bus on a road close to the Kotoka International Airport after over-running the runway as it touched down, airport officials said.

Those killed were aboard the bus, while the four-member crew of the plane survived and were receiving medical attention, the authorities there said.

The freight aircraft was operated by Nigerian cargo airline, Allied Air. Local television showed images of the ill-fated plane lying across a road with a damaged tail area.

Witnesses said it smashed through the airport perimeter fence before hitting the van in an area that hosts high rise buildings and Ghana’s defence ministry.

“The aircraft collided with a Mercedes minivan, resulting in 10 confirmed fatalities,” the airport management said in a statement.

Police and troops cordoned the area after the incident, which happened about 7 p.m. Saturday, as Ghana’s vice president, John Mahama, said a thorough investigation would be carried out.

Ghana’s last air emergency occurred in 2006 when a flight to Sao Tome and Principe, crashed during takeoff. No fatality was recorded.




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