Starbow Airlines, a local carrier that flies between Accra, Kumasi and Tamale, has released a statement regarding Flight S9103 from Kumasi to Accra that suffered bad weather and was forced to return to Kumasi.
In an attempt to shed light into circumstances that almost traumatized certain passengers who lived through the harrowing experience, Starbow Airlines' press release states that the flight experienced "moderate turbulence" while approaching Accra due to a sudden change of weather.
According to the press release, the flight's captain entered a holding pattern "with other aircrafts that were also due to land" in an attempt to wait out the bad weather.
The states that as it became clear that conditions weren't improving, the flight's captain decided to turn the plane around and fly back to Kumasi, where all passengers were able to disembark safely.
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According to Reverend Evans Kyereh Mensah, Head pastor of Promise Land and also a passenger on the flight, the harrowing experience lasted about ninety minutes.
“It was a matter of life and death. I could see some of them[passengers] had held onto the seat, some had bowed down their heads, others had brought their children under them, and some were covering their children."
Starbow's press release comes at a time when Delta Airlines, one of four major airlines that ploys inter-american destinations, is experiencing a PR disaster following the forceful removal of a passenger from a flight in order to accommodate Delta Airlines employees.
See Starbow's full press release below:
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