One person confirmed injured in Starbow runway skid off

One person confirmed injured in Starbow runway skid off

The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) and Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) have confirmed that one person was injured in the Starbow plane accident which happened Saturday afternoon. 

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According to a statement from the GACL and GCAA, the Starbow Airline Flight S9 104 which was bound for Kumasi skidded off the runway during its take-off run.

"One passenger sustained minor injuries and is currently under observation at the clinic," the statement added.

One person confirmed injured in Starbow runway skid off

A deputy Minister of Energy, Owuraku Aidoo who was on board the plane

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The statement also noted that the plane was carrying 63 passengers and five crew on board.

The letter further assured the public that emergency procedures have been activated at the Kotoka International Airport and operations have returned to normal.

Investigations to establish the cause of the incident has begun,” authorities at the KIA said.

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Meanwhile, a deputy Minister of Energy, William Owuraku Aidoo who was on board the Starbow plane has accused the pilot of the plane of negligence.

According the him the pilot ignored the ‘bad weather’ and tried to brave the storm.

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