Investigation blames pilot for Nigerian cargo plane crash in Ghana

Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The report of investigations into last year's crash of Nigerian-registered Allied Air cargo plane at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra has blamed the pilot for the accident.

An Accra-based radio station, Joy FM, quoting the report on Wednesday, said the pilot taxied in about 6,000 feet into the middle of the runaway, when he could have done so much earlier at 1,000 feet on a rain-soaked surface.

The plane on 2 June 2012 crashed through the wall around the airport and ran into a bus on the road near the runway killing 10 passengers.

It quoted Captain Alec Grant Sam, chairman of the investigative committee, as saying Ghana would be sending the report to the Ministry of Civil Aviation in Nigeria because the aircraft was Nigerian-registered and its crew was all Nigerian.

He expressed the hope that the Nigerian Ministry would also conduct some investigations saying the Nigerian authorities were "probably" better placed to mete out sanctions.

Ghana's Minister of Transport, Dzifa Attivor, said they would be studying the report with the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to determine the next line of action and seek legal advice from the Attorney-General.
-0- PANA MA 10July2013

10 july 2013 20:49:07

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