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General News of Wednesday, 22 January 2020


Ghana military plane overruns apron at Air Force Base, crew safe

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A Ghana military aircraft overran its apron at the Air Force Base in Accra Wednesday morning during what officials say was a routine engine run.

The 2015-manufactured CASA C295 Airbus with the registration GHF552 veered off its apron at the base at 11:10 a.m into a lawn.

“There was no casualty to any crew member and anybody on ground. There were also no passengers on board, a statement signed by the Public Affairs Director of Ghana Armed Forces, Colonel E Aggrey-Quashie said.

The aircraft which was delivered to Ghana in February 2016 was due for mandatory check in November 2019.

Military officials say the aircraft has been non-operational since October 2019.

The manufacturers have been notified of the incident and a team from Airbus is expected to be in Ghana to join a local investigation team for a “thorough assessment of the aircraft damage”.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Armed Forces said a preliminary investigation team has been constituted to come up with an initial report within 48 hours.

Wednesday’s incident, according to the military, has not affected its operations and activities.

“The morale of personnel is high and all are going about their normal activities”.

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