General News of Saturday, 10 January 2015
An Ethiopian cargo plane overshot the runway at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on Saturday afternoon, StarrFMonline.com has gathered.
The three-member crew on board are currently receiving treatment at the 37 Military Hospital.
The development, according to our sources, caused massive panic among passengers at the airport.
A source within the tower-control room who confirmed the incident to StarrFMonline.com said the situation, although normal, rarely happens in Ghana.
The cargo flight was traveling from Togo to Ghana.
Details emerging indicate that the accident was caused by bad weather.
The dry season, otherwise known as the Harmattan, has forced domestic operators to delay, and in some instances cancel, flights from Accra to Kumasi and Tamale due to poor visibility.
The dry season, which is associated with dry winds and poor visibility between the months of November to February, has reduced visibility for air navigation by some 60 percent, according to the Business & Financial Times newspaper.
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