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Arik Air Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Ghana

Arik Air flight W3-304 made an emergency landing in Accra, Ghana, on March 6th.

The plane was flying from Lagos, Nigeria, when the crew reported smoke in the cabin and declared an emergency.

The plane landed safely. All eighty-one people aboard remained unharmed.

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Starbow Airlines Plane Skids Off Runway at Kotoka International Airport

A Starbow Airlines plane skidded off the runway at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, on November 25th.

The plane, performing flight S9-104 to Kumasi, Ghana, was accelerating to takeoff when it veered off and crashed into a fence wall.

One passenger was injured in the incident, and was taken to a hospital.

The plane sustained significant damage.

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Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing on Football Field in Ghana

HelicopterA helicopter made an emergency landing on a football field in Accra, Ghana, on December 2.

Authorities said the helicopter was forced to land on the football field of the Abelemkpe Two Basic School due to a technical malfunction.

The aircraft, owned by West African Helicopter, landed uneventfully and no injuries were reported.

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Starbow BAe Over-Runs Runway in Ghana; Plane Damaged

Starbow Airlines flight S9-110 overran the end of runway 23 of Tamale Airport in Savelugu, Ghana, on October 6.

The British Aerospace BAe 146-300, flying from Accra, Ghana, crashed into a barrier and stopped with its nose gear collapsed on a walkway.

The aircraft sustained significant damage.

No injuries were reported.

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Helicopter Carrying Ghana’s President Makes Precautionary Landing due to Bad Weather

A helicopter, carrying Ghana’s president and his wife, made a precautionary landing in an open field of Apatrampa in Kumasi, Ghana on the night of July 10.

President John Dramani Mahama, and his wife, Lordina Mahama, were travelling to Accra from Sunyani, when “a sudden storm with high winds closed in”, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing.

The helicopter landed safely.

Everyone aboard, including the President and his wife, remained unharmed.

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Presidential Jet of Ghana Catches Fire; No Injuries

The Presidential aircraft of Ghana caught fire while taking off from the Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana, on March 3.

Authorities to the Ghana Armed Forces, the “aircraft lost two main left wheels… In spite of the serious veering of the aircraft to the left, they managed to slow and successfully turned off the runway without veering into the shoulders of the runway. The aircraft stopped successfully.”

After the Falcon 900 stopped, fire was discovered at the left wheels. Fire extinguishers were employed to put it out.

No one was injured in the incident.

Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Jet Skids Off the Runway in Ghana

Ethiopian airlinesEthiopian Airlines cargo flight ETEQV, operated by Asky Airlines, crash landed in Accra, Ghana, at around 10 a.m. on January 10.

The Boeing 737, en-route from Lome, Togo to Accra, Ghana, skidded during landing at the runway of Kotoka International Airport.

There were 3 people aboard the plane; all of them survived the accident. Authorities said they were taken to the 37 Military Hospital, Accra, for medical treatment and were later discharged.

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority is investigating.

Starbow Flight Returns to Accra Due to Hydraulic Failure

StarbowA Starbow flight had to return and make an emergency landing at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, on October 28.

The flight was on its way from Accra to Takoradi when the pilot reported that the aircraft’s wing flaps were not functioning due to a hydraulic fault.

The British Aerospace 143-200 aircraft, carrying 77 passengers, was then diverted back to Accra where it made an emergency landing, shortly after it took off.

The authorities confirmed that 2 people were injured in the incident. They were shifted to the 37 Military Hospital.

The airline arranged an alternate aircraft to take the passengers to their destination.

3 Killed, 1 Missing after Oil Rig Helicopter Crashed in Ghana

helicopter crashA service helicopter carrying 8 workers to the Jack Ryag oil rig near the giant Jubilee field, off the coast of Ghana, crashed into deep waters on May 8.

The accident occurred after the helicopter, belonging to Ghanian subsidiary of the Russian oil company Lukoil, took off from Takoradi’s western port, with 5 Ghanians, 1 French, 1 British and 1 Nigerian on board.

Three people were killed in the incident. According to Kwame Mamphey, the director general of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), 4 people were rescued after the helicopter crash while another one is missing and presumed dead.

The survivors were taken to hospitals where one of them is believed to be in serious condition.

The cause of accident is being investigated.

Cargo Flight Crashes Van

What: Allied Air Boeing 727 en route from Lagos Nigeria to Accra
Where: Kotoka Airport, Hajj Village, Ghana
When: June 2, 2012 7 pm
Who: 10 fatalities, 4 survivors
Why: Flight DHV 111 was flying from Lagos when it touched down halfway down the runway in Accra and failed to stop at the end.

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The plane overran the end of the runway, crashed through a perimeter fence, crossed Giffard Road, and slammed into a Benz van, killing 10. Four aboard the flight survived the collision.

ATC may have advised pilots to divert to Abidjan because of the weather.

Police, military and fire as well as the coordinator of National Disaster Management Organisation were on the scene.

The plane was considered totaled, with wing damage, separated tail and collapsed gear. The plane reportedly was Pan Am’s last revenue flight Dec 4, 1991.

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