Ethiopian Cargo Plane Crash-Lands At Accra Airport

A Boeing 737-400 cargo plane sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion on landing at Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC), Ghana
A Boeing 737-400 Ethiopian cargo plane, operating for ASKY, sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion on landing at Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC), Ghana.

By Agencies,

AN ETHIOPIAN Airlines cargo plane skidded off the tarmac on landing  at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, on Saturday, the airports authority said.

The Ghana Airports Company Ltd (GACL) said in a statement that plane, a Boeing 737 en route from the Togolese capital, Lome, and operated by Asky Airlines came off the runway at 11:05 am (1105 GMT).

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“The aircraft was carrying general cargo. The only three crew members on board have been treated and discharged,” it added.

Operations at the airport were unaffected and flights were operating on schedule, the statement said.

Emergency teams including the fire service, police, military and civil aviation authority were sent to the scene.

“The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority has commenced initial investigation into the cause of the accident,” it added.

The aircraft came to rest off the runway with a separated right hand main gear and engine
The aircraft came to rest off the runway with a separated right hand main gear and engine. The nose was damaged by what seems to be the separated nr.2 engine.