Ghana Air Force plane overruns apron during routine engine run

Ghana Air Force plane overruns apron during routine engine run

A Ghana Air Force plane with registration number GHF552 on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 overrun the apron of the Air Force base in Accra.

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According to a statement signed by the director of public affairs of the Military, Col. Aggrey Quarshie, the incident did not record any casualties.

Ghana Air Force plane overruns apron during routine engine run

Military aircraft overruns apron during engine run. Source: Citinewsroom.com
Source: UGC

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He said there were no passengers onboard the plane and the crew are all safe and doing well.

Preliminary investigations team has been constituted to come up with an initial report within 48 hours. The manufacturers of the aircraft, Airbus have been notified of the accident. They are expected to fly in a team to join their Ghanaian counterparts for a thorough assessment of the aircraft damage,” a statement from the Armed Forces said.

The statement further stated that the manufacturers of the plane have been contacted and they are expected to fly into the country for further assessment and investigations of the incident.

The aircraft in question was manufactured in November 2015 and was delivered in February 2016.”

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The aircraft was initially due for routine checks in November 2019 but had been non-operational since October 2019.

The GAF further assured the public that the Air Force is still in operation and has not been affected in any way by the incident.

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The morale of personnel is high and all are going about their normal activities.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that NPP stalwart and economist, Kwame Pianim is suggesting to Akufo-Addo led administration to print money to pay claims of depositors of the financial clean up.

According to the renowed economist, the printing of money by the central bank to pay depositors will not affect the economy or inflation.

“My suggestion was to have let the Bank of Ghana find a means to pay the affected customers even if it involved printing of money…We are making it difficult for the NPP to win this [2020] election,” he said in an interview with Citi News on Monday, January 20.

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