Ethiopian Airlines cargo aircraft with flight No. ET – AQV crashlanded at 11:05 am on Saturday January 10, 2015 at the Kotoka International Airport.
Though authorities have not confirmed the cause of the accident yet, it is believed to be due to the poor visibilty caused by the harmattan weather conditions currently prevailing in Ghana.
The crew of three(3) people on board the crash-landed Ethiopian cargo plane all survived the accident and are currently responding to treatment at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.
The Corporate Communications Officer of the Ghana Airport Company, Newman Quartey said operations at the airport have normalized adding that “the normal flights are operating on schedule.”
Mr Quartey explained in a press release that the plane which was on route from Lome [Togo] to Accra, “skidded the runway” while trying to land safely.
It would be recalled that in June 2012, another cargoliner belonging to Allied Cargo overshot the KIA runway and killed passengers in a metro commuter at the El Wak end of the airport.
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