Helicopter loaded with gold lands on farm in E/R

Helicopter loaded with gold lands on farm in E/R

- A helicopter loaded with gold landed at a maize farm in the Eastern Region

- The landing was caused by a mechanical fault

- A new helicopter later arrived at the scene to re-convene the ounces of gold to its destination

A helicopter loaded with large amounts of gold was forced to land at a maize farm at Kumikrom in the Eastern Region.

The cause for the emergency landing has been linked to a mechanical fault which nearly caused the helicopter a permanent damage.

Helicopter loaded with gold lands on farm in E/R

Helicopter loaded with gold lands on farm in E/R (Photo: supplied)

So far, all four crew members aboard the helicopter; Capt. Abdul Salam, Gifty Danso, a Customs officer, David Fosu and Adjei Kumi Enock, are safe.

The Asamankese police have confirmed the incident. According to them, another helicopter later arrived at the scene and transferred the boxes of gold and carried the distressed crew.

Helicopter loaded with gold lands on farm in E/R

Helicopter loaded with gold lands on farm in E/R (Photo: Supplied)

Meanwhile, the faulty helicopter has been left at the scene under Yanowa Police guard.

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