- A video has surfaced of the plane Flt. Jerry John Rawlings used to fly under the Adomi Bridge
- Ghana's former president reportedly soloed and flew under the Adomi Bridge in 1979
- The plane is currently stationed at the Armed Forces Museum in Kumasi
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Ghana’s former head of state and the first president of the 4th Republic, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, made history and won the hearts of many when he reportedly soloed and flew a jet under the Adomi Bridge in 1979.
Prior to attaining that feat, Flt. Jerry John Rawlings graduated as the best cadet in flying and airmanship in 1969, winning the coveted ‘Speed Bird Trophy’ as the best cadet in flying the Su-7 ground attack supersonic jet aircraft for his year group.
For years, it had been rumoured that the former president soloed and flew a plane under the Adomi Bridge to the admiration of many Ghanaians.
A video has surfaced of the plane Flt. Jerry John Rawlings used when he reportedly touched the water's surface as he flew under the Adomi Bridge at Atimpoku in the Eastern region.
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The plane used by the former president is said to be one of the first fighter jets imported into the country by Ghana’s first president, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah in 1966.
In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh, a young narrator gives a historic account of the events of 1979, who also revealed that the plane used 312 liters of fuel at the time.
Rawlings joined the Ghana Air Force shortly after he completed Achimota College in 1967.
In March 1968, he was posted to Takoradi, in Ghana's Western Region, to continue his studies. He graduated and was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in January 1969.
Watch video below:
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