Saturday, January 10, 2015

Ethiopia: Ethiopian Airlines Cargo plane crashes in Ghana | Caperi

Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Plane (Boeing 737-400) at the crash site at Accra Airport, Ghana. Photo Credit: AviationSafety

An Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane crashed on Saturday overshooting the runway at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana.
Early reports claim that three crew members injured on board the 18-year-old Boeing 737 cargo plane have been rushed to the 37 military hospital in Accra.
The Corporate Communications Officer of the Ghana Airport Company, Newman Quartey said though the victims survived the incident, they had to be rushed to the hospital for medical attention, according to media reports from Ghana.
He also said that operations at the airport have normalized adding that “the normal flights are operating on schedule.”
Ethiopian Airlines has so far not issued an official statement on Saturday’s incident in Accra.
Ethiopian Airlines Cargo serves Accra, Douala, Bamako, Abuja, Malabo, Libreville, Ouagadougou, Port Harcourt, Cotonou and Abidjan via Addis Ababa and its new hub in Togo.
The Ethiopian Airlines Freighter fleet consists of two 757Fs and the belly holds of nine B767-300ER, six B757s and five 737-700 aircraft.
In addition, the airline said that it has obtained two B777F to transport floriculture and horticulture products to Europe.
Ethiopian Airlines made an official statement saying that its B737-400 freighter aircraft with registration ET-AQV, operating ASKY flight number KP4016 from Lomé to Accra skidded off the runway with flat tires at Accra airport.
The crew has safely disemba

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