Still fresh on the minds of Ghanaians, a Nigerian cargo plane which crash-landed near the airport in Ghana’s capital Accra after overshooting the runway hitting a bus on the ground, and killing at least 10 people.
Today Tuesday the 17th of July is another day that has brought terror to residents of Sakora, a suburb of Adenta, were during this afternoon another aircraft nearly brought disaster and sorrow to the residents and the Nation as a whole.
Residents were shocked by a pylon tank(fuel tank ) which fell from a Ghana Airforce aircraft when it was flying over the area.
It is not clear what might have caused the tank to fall but the Director General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Air Commodore Kwame Mamphe (rtd) said “at about midday a Ghana Airforce K-8 aircraft on a routine training flight lost one of its pylon tanks over Adenta.
He said no casualties have been recorded in the incident and as urgency some Airforce personnel have been deployed to recover the tank that fell, stressing that “no plane has crashed.” as speculated by residents that they saw two fallen wings and a fuel tank.
About a week ago, a helicopter with registration number JA 9 AWD made an emergency landing at the St Michael’s International School at Menan in the Adansi South District of the Ashanti Region.
Again, in the latter part of June, a helicopter belonging to Newmont Ghana made an emergency landing at Beposo in the Ashanti region due to poor visibility.
Public Affairs of the Ghana Armed Forces, Col. Atintande in an interview also corroborated Air Commodore Kwame Mamphe’s information.
He however dismissed speculations that this occurrence is becoming rampant adding that “it is unusual and we’d have to wait for the Ghana Airforce to give us details at the appropriate time after investigations.