Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Plane Crash-lands at Ghana’s Kotoka Airport
Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-400 cargo plane flight No. ET -AQV crash-landed at the Kotoka International Airport on Saturday. Airport officials say the incident occurred when the aircraft was attempting to land in a bad weather. Confirming the incident to citifmonline.com, the Corporate Communications Officer of Ghana Airport Company, Newman Quartey, said the incident happened around 11:05am on Saturday.
According to aviation-safety, the jet has sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion during landing at about 11:05 (local time). The three crew members were taken to the 37 Military Hospital in the Ghanaian capital.
The cargo plane was crash-landed while en route from Lome [Togo] to Accra, “skidded the runway” while trying to land safely. The official assured that operations at the airport have normalized, adding that emergency teams including the Ghana National Fire service, Ghana Armed Forces, NADMO, Ghana Police, National Security, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority and the Ghana Airport Company Limited are currently at the site.