Ghana: Crew of Ethiopian cargo plane discharged from hospital

Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The three-man crew of a cargo plane belonging to Ethiopian Airlines that crash-landed at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on Saturday has been discharged from hospital, the private TV station, TV 3 reported.

The Boeing 737 Ethiopian Cargo plane arriving from the Togolese capital, Lome, was in the process of landing when it skidded off the runaway.

The crew on board the aircraft was taken to hospital but the severity of their injuries was not known.

"The plane skidded off the runway while trying to land," the Corporate Communications Officer of Ghana Airport Company, Newman Quartey, said.

He said the accident had not interrupted flights at the airport and everything was going on as normal.

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), together with the Ghana National Fire Service and national security officials, has begun investigations into the accident. The weather has been very hazy in Ghana over the past several days with dusty harmattan winds seriously reducing visibility.

In 2012, a Nigerian Cargo plane skidded off the tarmac and ran into a passenger vehicle killing about 10 passengers.
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10 january 2015 19:20:39

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