Ethiopian cargo airplane crash lands at Ghana’s Kotoka Airport

An Ethiopian Airlines cargo aircraft on Saturday skidded off the runway at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on landing, Ghanaian airport officials said.

This is contained in statement issued by the Ghana Airport Company (GAC) in Accra.

“All three crew people on board the aircraft survived the accident and are currently responding to treatment at the 37 Military Hospital.

“The Boeing 737, ET-AQV (Ethiopian Airline Cargo Aircraft), operated by Asky Airlines, was landing at the Ghanaian national airport from the Togolese capital Lome when the accident took place at 11:05 a.m. local time.

“The cause of the accident is still unknown and the country’s emergency teams are on the site of the accident.

“The teams include the Ghana National Fire Service; National Disaster Management Organization; Ghana Armed Forces; Ghana Police, National Security; Ghana Civil Aviation Authority and the GAC, it said.

The statement assured that there were normal operations going on at the airport and flights were “operating on schedule”.

Flights at the airport were rescheduled on Friday due to poor visibility as a result of the Harmattan (North-Easterly cold Winds) with its hazy weather.

On June 2, 2012, an Allied Air Cargo plane overshot the runway at the KIA, killing 10 passengers in a commercial passenger bus adjacent the airport.


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