[ 2012-07-09 ]
Another copter forced to land in Ashanti
RadioXYZonline.com can confirm that a helicopter
with registration number JA 9 AWD made an
emergency landing at the St Michael’s
International School at Menan in the Adansi South
District of the Ashanti Region. The incident
occurred near New Edubeasi at about 9:00 Monday
The helicopter is said to have made the emergency
landing to forestall any potential crash as a
result of the bad weather.
Emmanuel Amoako, head teacher of a neighbouring
public school who witnessed the landing approached
the pilot to find out his reason for landing in
the compound of St Michael’s International
The Pilot, who identified himself as Capt
Anderson said the weather was very bad and
visibility was extremely poor, forcing him to do
an emergency landing.
The chopper which was from Accra and headed for
Kyereano had another crew member onboard when it
According to Emmanuel Amoako, the pilot took off
after 30 minutes when the clouds and the rain had
cleared. There were no casualties.
This brings to two the number of such emergency
landings by helicopters in the Ashanti region in a
spate of two months.
In the latter part of June, a helicopter
belonging to Newmont Ghana made an emergency
landing at Beposo in the Ashanti region due to
poor visibility. The helicopter, with registration
number SA 365 C2 also had eight people onboard.
The Ministry of Transport has been working with
the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority to ensure that
Ghana's airspace remains one of the safest in the
world after an Allied Air Cago plane overshot the
runway at the Kotoka International Airport killing
ten people in the process on .June 2.
Source - RadioXYZonline.
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