Ghana Air Force aircraft overruns apron during engine check

A routine engine run in an aircraft belonging to the Ghana Air Force overrun the apron of the Air Force Base in Accra, officials say.

It involved aircraft CASA C295 with registration number GHF552, the Ghana Armed Forces confirmed in a statement.

The incident occurred at about 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 —as officials say no casualties were recorded.

A statement signed by Director of Public Relations at the Ghana Armed Forces, E. Aggrey-Quashie (Colonel) said no passengers were onboard at the time the incident happened.

“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,” the statement further indicated.

Manufactured in November 2015, the aircraft was handed over to the security forces in February 2016.

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

“The Ghana Armed Forces wishes to assure the public and especially its clientele that the Ghana Air Force is still operational and its activities have not been affected by this incident.”

“The morale of personnel is high and all are going about their normal activities”, Aggrey-Quashie said.

Source: Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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